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Amyris Launches Beauty Brand

by Alexander H. Tullo
June 8, 2015 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 93, ISSUE 23

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Credit: Amyris
Biossance The Revitalizer is a moisturizer that contains squalane.
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Credit: Amyris
Biossance The Revitalizer is a moisturizer that contains squalane.

Amyris, the industrial biotechnology firm known for farnesene, its biobased chemical and fuels precursor, has launched Biossance, a consumer beauty brand. The first product is Biossance The Revitalizer, a moisturizer that contains squalane. Squalane is customarily derived from olive oil or shark liver oil. Amyris makes it starting from sugar-derived farnesene.

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