L’Oréal has launched an animal-free collagen skincare product line in China, marking a milestone in the commercialization of recombinant collagen. The Age Perfect Collagen Royal Anti-Aging Face Cream incorporates a recombinant collagen with a sequence that matches human skin collagen. The move highlights L’Oréal’s commitment to scientific advancements and biotech in skincare. China’s growing recombinant protein market is a key factor in L’Oréal’s entry into the collagen industry. Recombinant collagen is created through synthetic biotechnology, using genetically engineered microorganisms to produce collagen without the need for animal-derived sources. This method offers advantages in safety, environmental impact, and cost-effectiveness. The market for recombinant collagen in China is expected to grow rapidly, with retail sales projected to reach 10.8 billion yuan ($1.67 billion USD) by 2021. L’Oréal’s launch in China is part of a broader trend in the skincare industry, as more beauty brands invest in synthetic biotechnology ingredients.
- L’Oréal launches animal-free collagen skincare product line in China
- Includes recombinant collagen with a sequence that matches human skin collagen