Nikko Chemicals and KAS have announced joint development and manufacturing of cosmetic raw ingredients derived from microalgae. Their first product is an antioxidant-enriched oil infusion with the registered trade name of “NIKKOL GS-Alohalgae-SSQ”.
Nikko is recognized as Japan’s premier supplier of cosmetic ingredients. The company is the first Japanese cosmetic ingredients manufacturer to obtain Good Manufacturing Practices GMP certification from the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI). KAS is recognized as one of 57 listed global companies developing and commercializing high-value compounds from algae (in Cuellar-Bermudez et al. 2014; http://www.researchgate.net/publication/265689815).