Germany-based personal care manufacturer Beiersdorf, which owns brands such as Nivea, Eucerin, La Prairie or Labello, has taken an equity investment into S-Biomedic, a Belgium based life science company exploring the unexploited cosmetic and therapeutic potential of the skin microbiome.

Beiersdorf new R&D Centre. Photo: Courtesy of Beiersdorf...

Beiersdorf new R&D Centre. Photo: Courtesy of Beiersdorf AG

With this investment, the two companies intend to cooperate to drive the future of skin care via research into skin microbiota, one of the most dynamic fields of today’s science.

Skin Care is on the verge of disruption and will hugely benefit from the dramatic progress in life science research. Microbiome research is one of the most dynamic fields, and we need to deeply look at it for innovative offers for our consumers,” said Dr. May Shana’a, Senior Corporate Vice President of R&D for Beiersdorf.