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Appreciation of microalgae extracts and natural cosmetics

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.

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