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TECHNOLOGY FOR SMART SKINCARE INGREDIENTS

Welcome

Bicosome Company develops and commercialises advanced skincare ingredients based on a patented proprietary platform, the Bicosome® technology.

Bicosome® is a smart technology for skin delivery inspired on the skin’s own biological transporters. Bicosomes® are formed by a dual structure able to stabilise, transport and deliver active molecules into target skin layers, potentiating their efficacy. In addition, the structure of the Bicosomes®per se reinforces the skin structure, contributing to the overall improvement of the skin condition.

Bicosome® is a scientifically proven technology composed by ingredients from natural origin, versatile and easy to formulate.

Scroll down to discover the potential of Bicosome® products.

Last news

We are pleased to announce the start of the R&D project aimed at preventing and treating skin cancer in collaboration with Centro GTS - Dpto. Química - UAB with the support of ACCIÓ through  INNOTEC funding.

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Technology

How it works

Bicosomes® interact with the skin through an innovative biomimetic mechanism that imitates the skin's natural processes.

When Bicosomes® are applied on the skin, its outer vesicle fuses on the skin surface and the smart disks penetrate selectively through the inter-corneocytes spaces reaching target skin layers.

Once there, Bicosomes® respond to internal stimulus and release the active molecules, whereas their own lipid structure is slowly integrated into the skin lipid matrix, reinforcing its architecture.

Bicosomes® represent a combination of scientific sophistication, tangible efficacy and ecological consciousness resulted from a deep understanding and respect for skin biology.

Mechanism of Bicosome Penetration

Main benefits

Bicosome® is a versatile platform that can be applied to different functionalities. Its dual structure, able to incorporate hydrophilic or lipophilic compounds with different molecule sizes, allows for solving some of the most important technical limitations of the dermo-cosmetic industry.

Bicosome® products:
  • Efficacy scientifically proven
  • Effective penetration & target delivery
  • Skin reinforcement
  • Stabilisation of molecules
Bicosome® is easy to use:
  • Compatible with a broad range of formulations
  • Simple incorporation into cosmetic formulas
  • Products are supplied with a complete technical dossier
Eco-consciousness:
  • Components from natural origin
  • Biocompatible and biodegradable
  • Green production process

Information

We are happy to clarify any questions regarding Bicosome® products. Please fill the form and we will come back to you as soon as possible.

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Cosmetics

Skin penetration is one of the biggest challenges of topical treatments. This is because the main function of our skin is to act as a barrier and protect the body from external aggressions.

Most skin ingredients available on the market do not really penetrate the skin, acting only on the surface and disappearing after just a single wash. Other ingredients penetrate the skin aggressively, disrupting the skin barrier and causing damage. In both cases, efficacy and safety are compromised.

Because of their unique biomimetic mechanism, Bicosome® ingredients gently penetrate the skin, deliver the active ingredients where they need to work, and get integrated into the skin lipid structure. This mechanism contributes to the overall skin health that results from the treatment with Bicosomes®.

Each Bicosome® product has a specific target in the skin. This allows for the active ingredient to work in the right layer of the skin, achieving its best performance.

Recently, Bicosome® technology was redesigned to adhere to hair fibres and promote the penetration of active ingredients into the hair, giving rise to our Bicohair® line of products.

Find your favourite functionality among our proprietary products.

 

Proprietary Products

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INTELLIGENT AGEING REPAIR

Bicoalgae® XT penetrates deep in the skin and repairs the effects of ageing acceleration due to modern lifestyle. It improves skin firmness, brightness and accelerates the cell renewal process, visibly reducing wrinkles and promoting skin brightening. Bicoalgae® XT boosts skin´s defences protecting also against pollution and blue light radiations.

DEEP SUN REPAIR AND PROTECTION

Bicotene® Complex is an epidermis targeting system that provides deep sun protection, neutralising the main causes of photoaging. Its use prevents the sun damage on collagen, cell membranes and DNA. Bicotene® protects from the harmfull effects of all light spectra (UVA-B, IR & VIS) in the deep skin layers, being a powerful allied for daily and sun care products.

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BIOMIMETIC FILLER & SKIN BOOSTER

Bicosome® Filling up system reconstructs the skin lipid organisation by refilling the inter-corneocyte spaces with ordered new structures. This restores barrier function and boosts the biological functions of deep skin layers, resulting in the reduction of water loss and improvement of the elasticity and firmness with long-lasting effects of 7 days. This product is ideal for protecting and repairing skin and lips.

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FIVE PROCESSES TO ELIMINATE DARK SPOTS

Bicowhite® Complex targets five processes involved in melanin formation to eliminate dark spots. Bicowhite® brightens and unifies skin tone having proved to reduce selectively the melanin of hyperpigmented areas. This product works effectively on both regular conditions and under UV exposure. Bicowhite® has high skin tolerability and does not produce photosensitivity, being usable all year around.

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SEBUM & MICROBIOME CONTROL

Bicomide® Sebum & Microbiome Control is a follicle targeting system that regulates sebum production at source. Its use reduces the pore size and the presence of harmful bacteria on the skin surface, equilibrating microbiome and promoting the cleaning up of acne prone skin.

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SHIELD PROTECTOR FOR URBAN POLLUTION

Bicohair® Anti Urban Pollution adheres to the hair cuticle by electrostatic interactions working as a shield protector that repeals pollution particles avoiding deposition. Bicohair® UP protects hair proteins from degradation and decreases the colour loss caused by UV exposure and daily washings.

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HAIR COVERAGE & HEAT PROTECTION

Bicohair® Heat Protection covers the hair fibre adding a barrier to the direct contact of the heat from tools or esthetic procedures. Additionally, its application restores de compactness of the cutticles, recovering the hydration and mechanical properties of damaged hair.

Pipeline of Bicosome® Products

Distribution network

Australia

AROMATIC INGREDIENTS

Jenny Brown
jenny@aromaticingredients.com.au 
T. (61) 3 9708 3698
Unit 1 / 8 Technology Circuit Hallam
VIC 3803 (Australia)

Brazil

TOVANI BENZAQUEN INGREDIENTES 

Mariana Moreira
mariana.moreira@tovani.com.br 
+55 11 2974-7474 / +55 11 98487-1647 
Av. Angélica, 2220 - 9º Andar 
Consolação
São Paulo SP 01228-200

France & Benelux

KREGLINGER EUROPE NV

Anne-Marie Stevens
ams@kreglinger.com
T. (06) 74 25 60 36
Grote Markt 7
2000 Antwerp (Belgium)

Germany

KREGLINGER EUROPE NV

Freek van Baars
fvb@kreglinger.com
T. +44 (0) 7796 694327
Grote Markt 7
2000 Antwerp (Belgium)

India

CHEMICAL BROTHERS P. LTD.

Shail Vinayak
shail@chemicalbrothers.co.in
T. +91 1616 570 303 - 04
Village Mangarh, P.O.Kohara Chandigarh Road
Ludhiana 141112 (India)

Indonesia

PT UNITED CHEMICALS INTER ANEKA (OMYA GROUP)

Christina Miranda
christina.miranda@omya.com
T. (62) 21 389 01919
Graha Lestari Building 9th Floor, Jl. Kesehatan No.48
Jakarta 10160

Italy

LCM SPA

Marco Colombo
mcolombo@lcmtrading.it  

T. (0039) 3351351085
Via Mazzini, 33

Middle East & Africa

NANO TECH ENTERPRISE, SL

Raquel del Amo
info@nanotechenterprise.com
T. (34) 667 793 103
Avenida de Séneca, 24 B5
San Sebastián de los Reyes (Spain)

Poland

Surfachem Polska

Aleksandra Rochowicz
ARochowicz@surfachem.com
T. (48) 739 245 966
The Embankment, Sovereign Street.
Leeds, LS1 4BA, UK

Republic of Korea

DERMALAB CO., LTD.

Brian Park
info@dermalab.co.kr 
T. (82) 33 732 75 61
231 Munmakgongdan-gil Munmak-eup
Wonju-si Gangwon-do 26362

Spain & Portugal

BICOSOME

info@bicosome.com
T. (34) 93 834 78 54
C/ Baldiri Reixac, 4 - 8, Torres R+D+I
08028 Barcelona (Spain)

Thailand

COLOSSAL INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.

Irin Phuttisatien
irin@cclcolossal.com 
T. 02 683 5828 Ext 237
C/ Baldiri Reixac, 4 - 8, Torres R+D+I
08028 Barcelona (Spain)

United Kingdom

KREGLINGER EUROPE NV

Daksha Patel
dp@kreglinger.com
T. +44 (0) 7796 694327
Grote Markt 7
2000 Antwerp (Belgium)

United States (East)

K3 CORP

Kris Kudrnac
kris@k3corp.com
T. (1) 410 433 1517
300 Chestnut Ave, Suite 206
Baltimore, MD 21211 (EEUU)

United States (West) & Canada

ULTRA

Jeroen van den Bosch
info@ultrachem.com
T. (732) 224 0200 ext. 212
2 Bridge Avenue - The galleria Ste 631 Red Bank
NJ 07701 (EEUU)

 

Networking

Bicosome team frequently participates in the main scientific conferences, meetings and fairs around the world. Please contact us and book a meeting in one of the upcoming events.

 

EVENT DATE CITY/COUNTRY
In-Cosmetics Global 2019/ 04 02-04 Paris - FR
NYSCC Suppliers Day 2019/05 07-08 New York City - USA
FCE Cosmetique 2019/05 21-23 São Paulo - BR
Gordon Conference - Mammalian Skin 2019/08 11-16 New Hampshire - USA
Cosmetorium 2019/10 23-24 Barcelona - ES
Sewapa Congress 2019/10 23-25 Berlin - DE
In Cosmetics Asia 2019/11 05-07 Bangkok - TH
Making Cosmetics 2019/11 20-21 Milan - IT
5th Innovation Day 2019/11 Barcelona - ES
SCS Formulate 2019/11 12-13 Coventry - UK
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Dermatology

Effective treatment for skin pathologies is still a challenge. A number of chronic diseases imply disruptions of skin structures, leading to uncomfortable and visible lesions that impacts not only on the physical health but also profoundly on patients’ quality of life.

Bicosome® Technology adds special value in these treatments. The composition and structure of Bicosomes® mimic skin internal organisation. For this reason, aside from providing target delivery of the drugs encapsulated, the platform itself is capable of correcting defects in the skin matrix, improving of the skin condition and appearance. 

Different drugs such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, antifungal, vitamins, peptides and other kind of molecules have been incorporated in Bicosome® systems. The efficacy of the molecules is increased when carried by Bicosomes®.

Our main target is the skin, but this delivery system can also be applied on other tissues such as the mucosa.

The way to market for our dermatological products is through partnering and license agreements. Contact us to get more information on this business line.

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About us

History

Bicosome Company was created in the Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC) part of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

The company was founded in 2012 by a group of scientists specialised in the study of the skin tissue, in the biophysics of lipids, lipid structuration and surfactants.

As pioneers in this field of research, the founders of Bicosome have published in high impact journals and contributed to several conferences in international events. Their vision was to create a company to transform all this knowledge into real benefits and commercialise products that truly worked.

Mission, Vision and Core Values

Mission

Our mission is to research, develop and commercialise innovative and scientifically proven products that improve skin health and beauty and consumers’ quality of life.

Vision

To be a global benchmark innovative and science-driven company that supplies advanced and effective products, builds strong relationships with its partners and customers and generates sustainable profitability for all stakeholders.

Core Values

Values are an important aspect of the Bicosome® team culture and constitute the common ground that unites the company. Our main values are the following:

  • Commitment to the highest quality research and excellence in innovation.
  • High standards of safety and reliability.
  • Confidentiality and integrity towards our customers.
  • Environmental consciousness.

Business Model

Bicosome business model is based on generating resources basically in two ways.

Commercialization of our own line of ingredients

Bicosome develops and commercialises a proprietary line of active ingredients based on the patented Bicosome® Technology.

Partnering

Bicosome also partners for the development exclusive products commercialised through license agreements.

Financial Support

Bicosome has received financial support from Spanish funding institutions through NEOTEC, ENISA Young Entrepreneurs, INNCORPORA TU and TORRES QUEVEDO programs, supported by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, co-funded by the European Social Fund.


   

       


Bicosome has also been granted with the “INNOVATIVE SME STAMP” by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, co-funded by the European Social Fund.

European Projects

Bicosome has been granted with two projects funded by European Union programs.

DIMASKIN

Project Development, combination, formulation and encapsulation of bioactives from microalgae for skin care

This project has been funded by the European Union within the program Eurostars 2016. The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community


       

VOPSA 2.0

Project: Value Omega 3 and Astaxanthin products from Sea Algae.



This project has been funded by the European Union within the program "Horizon 2020 dedicated SME Instrument 2016-2017"


   




           
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Contact us

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Contact info@bicosome.com

T. (34) 93 834 78 54 

C/ Baldiri Reixac, 4 - 8, Torres R+D+I

Parc Científic de Barcelona

08028 Barcelona (Spain)