1 Botanical Intelligence
470 million years ago the first plant life on the planet set out to conquer the land from their marine origins, giving birth to the first terrestrial plants. This was the first step towards the present-day explosion of biodiversity with plant life colonizing even the most extreme ecosystems.
These plants have developed an impressive arsenal of bio-active substances and intelligent behaviors to cope with the challenges of new environments. Odycea decrypts this complex and sophisticated botanical intelligence.
The selection of these high-performance and precious substances powers our actives to reveal beautiful and healthy skin.
2 Phytochemical Exploration
Through close partnerships with public research organizations and leading specialists, Odycea has gained unique expertise in the field of phytochemistry. Our aim is to identify biologically active fractions or substances in plants and to harness their power using green chemistry extraction processes.
We seek skin actives from plant species originating from singular ecosystems then characterize them using advanced Chromatographic coupling techniques with mass spectrometry (LC-MS or GC-MS) or nuclear paramagnetic resonance (NMR). Once the pharmacological profile of the active molecules is established, we select only the species with the highest potential to act on the cutaneous metabolism.
3 Pharmacological exploration
In close collaboration with leading experts, Odycea draws upon the latest technological advances in molecular biology, genomics and proteomics.
This is combined with our own in depth study, exploring biological skin mechanisms to validate originality and efficacy. We carry out cellular or tissue studies using microscopy, flow cytometry, biochemistry, immunostaining and histology techniques.
This research makes it possible to characterize the pharmacological profile and the mechanism of action of these active substances as well as to identify new dermatological targets.
4 skin intelligence
Odycea partners with leading laboratories in the field of dermatological research whose expertise is unrivaled in the industry. We use the latest innovations in hi-tech equipment, particularly in the fields of imaging, biometrics and skin bio-engineering to validate the efficacy of our actives, including clinical scoring as appropriate.
Our main research areas include: Skin aging, the influence of environmental stresses, cutaneous structure, abnormalities in barrier function, sebaceous hypersecretion, inflammation, neurobiology and pigmentation.