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Research

It is often believed that natural cosmetics rely mainly on traditional recipes instead of clinical research. Based on our pharmacy experience in over 3,000 homeopathic remedies of herbal origin, our philosophy is to develop products based on primary and applied research on verified benefits and clinical efficacy.

Our goal

Our goal is to develop innovative and clinically effective skincare products based on natural active ingredients; to promote natural ingredients research in relation to skin biochemistry; and to project the unique Greek flora benefits through our cooperations with local farmers, and the production of our brand-own high value organic extracts.

International Independent Scientific Board

We have formed an independent scientific board, consisting of high profile professors and researchers in the fields of Biochemistry, Pharmacognosy, and Clinical Dermatology. Together we investigate the clinical benefits of natural ingredients in relation to skin biochemistry. Studying the findings of current research programmes and the developments in the field of natural active ingredients, we then collectively decide the direction of our primary research in association with both Greek and international scientific institutions and universities. The aim is to explore the active molecules of natural descent, in accordance with the cell’s biochemical paths and the validation of the efficacy of our new formulations. We develop skincare products based on two fundamental axes; our primary and applied research findings, and our values, our ongoing commitment: to project the benefits of Greek herbs; to develop skin and environmentally friendly formulations with a natural content varying between 80-99,80% ; to avoid the use of chemical substances like mineral oils, silicones, parabens and propylene glycol amongst others.

Research Projects
AGROCOS

Following on from the introduction of Quercetin & Oak, the first natural line to outpace top-selling conventional antiageing creams, based on a NOBEL awarded discovery and the findings of primary research on Proteasome & Ageing, KORRES achieves another first with new principal research.
A research proposal on the study of 3,600 natural actives, submitted by KORRES in collaboration with eight [8] research centres, has achieved the highest mark [14.5/15] by the European Community as part of the Seventh Framework EU Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities.
The primary research proposal, one of 11 in total submitted by 106 participants, achieved the highest score after a 12-month assessment. KORRES in collaboration with eight [8] research centres will be studying the cosmetic properties of 3,600 natural actives, focusing on their antiageing, antioxidant, sun-protecting action [antiageing, anti-hyper-pigmentation & UV-protection].
The research will discover and carry to the stage of development candidates, plant derived small molecules with potential as new cosmetic agents. These compounds will derive from plants originating from major biodiversity hotspots in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region.

KORRES COLLABORATING WITH 8 RESEARCH CENTRES:

  • Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique / France
  • Universitaet Basel / Switzerland
  • Universidad de Panama / Panama
  • Universidad de Panama / Panama
  • BASF SE Lab / Germany
  • Bruker Biospin GMBH Lab / Germany
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research / South Africa
  • University of Athens / Greece
  • National Natural Sciences Scientific Research Centre, Demokritos, Athens / Greece
The Research At A Glance

A four year research project (April 2010 – March 2014)

500 natural compounds screened (Bio prospecting)

A shortlist of the most efficacious /3,600 extracts generated out of the most efficacious compounds (Chemodiversity)

All 3,600 extracts screened / UV-protection, anti-aging, anti-hyper-pigmentation (Bio evaluation)

Evaluation of the findings (Bio automatics)

Selecting the top 30 out of the 3,600 extracts / further selection of the top 5 which could be applied commercially (Development – Advanced Testing – Feasibility Study)

Report on the overall project (Dissemination)
* For more information on our AGROCOS research project, please visit http://agrocos.pharm.uoa.gr/

Research Projects
NATPROTEC

Integrated technologies for the discovery and development of Cosmeceutical Agents from Plant Biodiversity

About

NATPROTEC is a research project that aims to discover and carry to the stage of development innovative products in the area of cosmeceuticals originating from European natural resources using emerging and environmentally friendly technologies.
KORRES in collaboration with seven[7] research centres and industry leaders will be studying the cosmetic properties of 600 natural actives, focusing on their antiageing, antioxidant, sun-protecting action [antiageing, anti-hyper-pigmentation & UV-protection].

KORRES COLLABORATING WITH 7 RESEARCH CENTRES & ΙNDUSTRY LEADERS:

  • University of Athens / Greece
  • University of Geneva / Switzerland
  • University of Innsbruck / Austria
  • University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne / France
  • Rousslet Centifugation / France
  • Bionorica research GmbH / Austria
  • CAMAG / Switzerland
The Research At A Glance
  • A 4 year research project (February 20 12- January 2016)
  • 300 plant species collected
  • 600 extracts produced
  • All 600 extracts screened / skin protection, anti-ageing , anti-hyperpigmentation , & physicochemical characteristics of the extracts [Bio evaluation]
  • Selecting the top 20 out of the 600 extracts via phytochemical investigation [Chemodiversity]
  • Selecting the top 20 out of the 600 extracts / further selection of the top 4 which could be applied commercially
    (Development – Advanced Testing – Feasibility Study)
  • Report on the overall project (Dissemination)

* For more information on the NATPROTEC research project, please visit http://http://www.natprotec.eu

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