Lithuanian scientists specializing in biomedical research at Vytautas Magnus University, have been studying plant roots and recently received great news. Their assumptions and trial variants have been proved, so they plan the next step to continue the experiments that will lead to cosmetics production. Entrepreneurs are convinced that the interest in a healthy lifestyle and the focus on natural gifts for human health is exactly what consumers are looking for while developing a more sustainable relationship with the environment. Such experiments are turning from “nice-to-have” to “must have” for the beauty industry in general.
The scientists of Vytautas Magnus University's Environmental Chemistry Research Laboratory in Kaunas have measured and analysed the amount and different types of antioxidants found in plant roots. One day such roots grown in special bioreactors may become a source of medical compounds used in medicine and cosmetology. For example, antioxidants and DNA protection products obtained in this way would be included in the composition of anti-aging cosmetics.
The company Frazija, UAB initiated this research thanks to the international project Interreg BSR Baltic TRAM. Involved in this initiative, Kaunas Science and Technology Park has invited Lithuanian companies to use research laboratories in Lithuania and Western Europe free of charge.