Conscious biodesign company Geltor today announced HumaColl21™, the first ever human collagen created for cosmetics formulations, sustainably produced with zero animal inputs. HumaColl21 is a first of its kind commercial human Type 21 collagen, selected for its maximum biocompatibility with human skin cells.
Geltor is a biodesign company that has created the world’s largest selection of designer proteins, with unprecedented biocompatibility, functionality and benefits for consumers. Co-founders Alex Lorestani and Nick Ouzounov founded Geltor in 2015 and announced $18.2 million in Series A financing, led by Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, in October of 2018.
Geltor products are sustainably cultivated and 100% animal free, in contrast to most of the collagen products currently available to consumers which are sourced from the skin and bones of factory-farmed pigs and cows, without consideration for biocompatibility with human skin.
“There are so many naturally occurring proteins with incredible functions outside of the current animal ecosystem,” says Geltor co-founder and CEO, Alex Lorestani. “Our goal is to spearhead the use of bioactive proteins like collagen across new categories. HumaColl21™ opens the door to not only better results, but a better overall process that can safely be used across beauty, the food and beverage industry, and beyond.”
The new ingredient will be unveiled at the upcoming in-cosmetics Global trade show in Paris, France.