In WorkPackage 3, different microalgae were studied, aiming at the development of ingredients for natural cosmetics. This was attained either by including microalgae biomass as a whole, or as extracts.
Microalgae can be considered novel, functional, “green”/sustainable ingredients. Within #Algavalor, we selected the strains with more potential; we optimized culture conditions to promote an ideal biochemical composition; and we worked on extraction methods, to obtain the target functional compounds; we verified their bioactivities and developed prototypes of creams and soaps, enriched with microalgae.
WP3 is led by #UMinho, working together with #CIIMAR, #Allmicroalgae, #UAveiro, #FCUP, #EFP, and #Castelbel.