Formulations of protective cosmetic products obtained by applying integrated and sustainable bioeconomy approaches

BioProtect

PN-III-P2-2.1-PED-2021-0273

(644PED/2022)

Chronic exposure of human skin to solar UV radiation is widely recognized as the key factor responsible for photo-ageing. For these reasons, the role of photoprotection is critical to avoid skin cancer and others undesired effects.

Project goal

The goal of the project BioProtect is to propose the use of nanomaterials both as active ingredient and delivery system of bioactive compounds (mixtures of phenolic compounds – rutin and quercitin) recovered from grape by-products for development of UV blocking cosmetic products.

Contracting authority: Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI)

Implementation period: 21/06/2022-20/06/2024

Budget: 598.795 lei

Project director: Dr. Habil. Irina Fierăscu

  • Consortium
  • General objective
  • Phase I
  • Phase II
  • Phase III
  • Results dissemination
Consortium

Coordinator:

National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest

Project director: Dr. Habil. Irina Fierăscu

Partner:

University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest,

Partner responsible: Dr. Eng. Aurelian Cristian Boscornea


General objective

The BioProtect project proposes the use of nanomaterials both as active ingredient and delivery system of bioactive compounds (mixtures of phenolic compounds – rutin and quercitin) recovered from grape by-products for development of UV blocking cosmetic products. Target molecules obtained through green technologies from grapes by-products can be used as potential active UV blockers in cosmetic formulations being delivered by apatitic materials.

Phase I

Development of synthesis methods for the delivery system and adaptation of extraction methods for grape by-products.

Implementation period: 21/06/2022 – 31/12/2022

Activities:

  • Development of synthesis and characterization protocols for the active delivery system;
  • Assessment of potential grape waste with increased amounts of bioactive compounds;
  • Isolation and purification of the target compounds from the extracts obtained;
  • Evaluation of the possibilities of using the compounds obtained in cosmetic formulations;
  • Results and project dissemination.
Phase II

Development of the technology for obtaining sunscreen formulations with active delivery system and natural compounds.

Implementation period: 01/01/2023 – 31/12/2023

Activities:

  • Evaluation of UV Blocker properties for active delivery systems;
  • Evaluation of UV Blocker properties for natural compounds;
  • Evaluation of UV Blocker properties for active delivery systems – natural compounds;
  • Formulation and testing of sun protection systems;
  • Results and project dissemination.
Phase III

Demonstration and validation of the proposed solutions

Implementation period: 01/01/2024 – 20/06/2024

Activities:

  • Demonstration of the effectiveness of the proposed formulations;
  • Evaluation of results on a laboratory scale – making corrections and process improvements;
  • Validation of laboratory technology by third parties;
  • Development of technical documentation for the technology of obtaining cosmetic formulations and filing a patent application;
  • Results and project dissemination.
Results dissemination

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