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An oligosaccharide derived from Burkholderia caribensis – 3 in 1 to rehydrate, restructure & repair

ANNE-SOPHIE DUTAILLY
Route de Bazancourt, 51110 Pomacle, France

Abstract

The island of Martinique is a veritable treasure trove. Indeed, in the depths of the tropical jungle and hidden away from the eyes of man, if you look carefully, you can find a unique biotope: vertisol. Soliance’s biotechnology experts have managed to extract its quintessence in order to enable you to imagine the cosmetics of tomorrow, today. Just like nature, the skin needs water and essential components to repair, strengthen, and rehydrate itself. It was to meet this need that Soliance developed Hydreïs, an oligosaccharide derived from Burkholderia caribensis.


INTRODUCTION

In the depths of the tropical jungle you can find a unique biotope: vertisol. It is a type of soil with a high content of clay rich in iron and manganese, result of thousands of years of volcanic eruptions in this land of fire. The particularity of this soil is that it is subject to geological variations of extreme hydric stress. During the dry season, the earth cracks and opens, revealing stigmata of drought. Then, when the rains come back, the water violently fills the different layers of the vertisol.
Maintaining the structure of this type soil seems impossible, yet some research have shown that it is essentially ensured by the presence of exo-polysaccharides. These polymers are produced naturally by a strain of bacteria that, once isolated and identified, was named Burkholderia caribensis in homage to the Caribbean people (Achouak 1999). This microorganism has a real benefit in terms of structuring the different layers of the vertisol. Indeed, the metabolites that it produces are essential to maintain its organic stock and water level, thereby contributing to fight erosion.
Just as in nature, the skin needs water and es ...




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