The natural cosmetics market is growing by 40% a year. 

The ingredients being developed are high added-value molecules; their sales prices are high and the requisite upstream 

biomass volumes are low.  

In this market, seaweed extracts have valuable properties as emollients incorporated into creams to prevent wrinkles and 

stimulate collagen synthesis. Some ingredients also display interesting anti-UV properties. 

Furthermore, fishery-derived fats and oils issues are also of value in this market - notably through the development of 

ingredients such as phospholipids or long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (e.g. omega-3 containing compounds).