Chitosan study highlights anti-aging and wound-healing properties

The antimicrobial activity of chitosan microparticles would benefit both wound-healing and anti-aging skin care – according to researchers at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Chitosan, a natural antimicrobial obtained from shrimp shells, is one of the natural products offered by Siveele.

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Natural Biopolymers

Natural biopolymers seem to be the “new kid on the block” in the cosmetic sector, which has started to discover its potential with innovative applications, thanks to their properties as surfactants, anti-microbials or film-forming agents.

Siveele’s line of products also includes natural biopolymers such as high purity ε-polylysine and chitosan, apt for the cosmetic industry.

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A new technology prevents the ripening of avocados during transportation

The new Dynamic Controlled Atmosphere used in shipping containers full of avocados from New Zealand showed encouraging results in delaying the maturation and the ripening process. Another way to prevent fruit and vegetable spoilage is through a protective (edible) film coating made out of Chitosan, a natural bio-pesticide which is also an effective antioxidant capable of retaining vitamin C in fruit and vegetables, and it has bacteriostatic and bactericidal properties.

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