Evonik's new Vecollage Fortify L is a biotech-based, vegan, skin-identical and sustainable collagen for beauty applications such as anti-aging and hydrating creams.
In particular, the recombinant collagen positively impacts the skin's middle layer, the dermis, to prevent age-related degradation while also stimulating the skin’s own collagen production, per Evonik.
The launch of Vecollage Fortify L is part of a broader move by Evonik to develop non-animal and sustainable collagen.
The material was developed in partnership fermentation-based protein specialist Modern Meadow Inc., which first developed vegan, biocompatible collagen under the Bio-Coll@gen brand.
“The future of skin care is all about biotech-based collagen!" said Yann d'Hervé, head of Evonik's Care Solutions business line. "Brand owners can now offer consumers sustainably sourced, skin-identical collagen. This true hero ingredient clearly shows how sustainability drives us and collaboration defines us."