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What is Biotech Beauty?

Biotech Beauty doesnt play by the rules—it invents them.

Beauty is all about the "buzz." The latest techniques, the latest products, the latest gadgets to deliver the skin of your dreams—the list goes on and on. Hyped or not, what’s always at the forefront of all that beauty innovation is science. At Codex Beauty Labs, we're utilizing Biotech Beauty to engineer the next generation in pure clinical results and improve skin barrier function. But first, what is Biotech Beauty, and why is it the answer to optimal skin health?


A Closer Look at Biotech Beauty

Biotech Beauty is the process of creating skin-benefiting elements from plant-based (aka renewable) materials via fermentation or cell culture, to formulate performative bioactives—the key ingredient in science-backed Codex Beauty Labs.

The science of Biotech Beauty uses microbes (think bacteria, yeast, and algae) to sustainably produce high-tech skincare actives for effective results. Our innovative approach to skincare results in more efficient production of ‘all the good stuff’ for pure, concentrated beauty ingredients using less water and energy for minimum waste and maximum efficacy.


The Combined Power of Science and Nature in Skincare

Our Biotech Beauty products aren’t purely about science. We consider nature in our skincare, too.

Codex Beauty Labs uses a unique science-meets-nature beauty philosophy in its plant-based approach to skincare. We work with ethnobotanists to identify medicinal plants, then thoroughly research the impact of their actives on gene expression in skin cells. We utilize either state-of-the-art extract methods or bio-fermentation to create the resulting actives. We then formulate to enhance the potency of the performance of these bioactives.

We focus on using plants versus fossil fuels to produce our bioactives in sustainable ways and ideate ‘plant-based biotech beauty’ to minimize our overall carbon footprint. This process is one of the ways we're reimagining the future of skincare.


When do use actual plant extracts, like the soothing rosehip in our Revitalizing Facial Oil, we ensure were supporting, protecting, and preserving the ecology and biodiversity of the areas where our partners harvest. These efforts provide economic support to local communities, spearheading our high-standards for inclusivity and sustainability in beauty production.

I think that transparency and trust are missing from the skin care industry. There is simply not enough information for people to make truly informed decisions. We would like to change that by being an open book. [sic] We can do our best and share what we do know is healthy, beneficial and effective.


Scientist Barbara Paldus, Ph.D., Codex Beauty Labs Founder



Why Biotech Beauty Is a Smart Idea

Psychologically, there is a strong sense of reassurance when using plant-powered biotech ingredients directly on your skin. Our planet-friendly, plant-derived skincare has the efficacy stats to support feeling good*, thats why we remain transparent about our scientific claims and clinical findings.
*Codex Beauty Labs is EWG Verified, Ecocert Cosmos Organic, Leaping Bunny, Vegan, PEFC, Carbon Footprint Standard, and efficacy tested.


We invite you to learn more about our scientific research and geek out over our clinical advancements in skincare. Codex Beauty Labs welcomes an open dialogue if you have specific questions about our cruelty-free Biotech Beauty formulations or if youd like to learn more about our clinical trials.


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