Novel ingredient

Novel ingredient

PFR has developed a novel extract that has demonstrated excellent attributes as a cosmetic ingredient with a potential as an ingredient in mist and moisturising lotions.


Proof of concept work on formulating three potential cosmetic products.

Unique Selling Propositions
  • The product is a natural ingredient and does not require registration for use as a cosmetic ingredient
  • The use of the product enables cosmetic formulators to reduce the number of ingredients in their formulation as the product fulfils a range of attributes. This will reduce the bill of materials by a third.
  • The product has natural antimicrobial properties, which will allow formulation of products with little or no preservatives.
  • The extract is a cost-effective cosmetic ingredient; current consumables costs at lab scale are < $1/L of extract.

Skincare products such as lotions, creams and sprays

  • Sunblocks
  • Base for cosmetic products, such as foundations, concealers, etc.

Other applications which have been/currently tested are:

  • A food ingredient (nutritional, functional and technical benefits)
  • Binding agent for fibrous material
  • Wound healing treatment,
  • Delivery substrate for pesticides
  • Natural preservative or food coating
IP Strategy

IP strategy currently under development.

Project Status

Proof of Concept - Early prototype built