Selective Activity of Natural Antimicrobials vs. Traditional Preservative Systems

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Our skin lives in synergy with its own network of commensal microflora. This barrier of bacteria can help protect from pathogens and potential invasion or harm. However, evidence has shown that traditional biocides can cause bacteria cell wall disruption without target, killing both the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ present on our skin. In response to this the cosmetics industry is searching for more natural alternatives to preservative systems in order to help maintain this symbiotic relationship between the skin and its microbiome.

At Active Micro Technologies (AMT) we are looking to harness natural product chemistry to develop exceptional antimicrobial agents for personal care. AMT focuses on innovative peptide and triglyceride technology to deliver effective, safe and stable antimicrobial materials to both chemists and consumers.


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