Biotechnology is changing how we interact with our world, allowing us to deliver innovative solutions to the challenges facing our planet

Unparalleled and uncompromising

Rhyme Biotechnology is developing technologies to deliver sustainable and high-performance ingredients for premium cosmetics

No longer sacrifice performance for sustainability

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Unparalleled performance

Actinowax™ is a wax ester-based emollient for premium cosmetic and personal care products. With a melting point just below skin temperature, Actinowax™ imparts luxurious, light, and non-greasy sensory properties that can be formulated over a wide range of applications. As a unique source of branched- and odd-chain wax esters that are naturally found on human skin, Actinowax™ helps to improve and strengthen the cutaneous barrier, smoothing skin and preventing transepidermal water loss.

Uncompromising responsibility

Actinowax™ is produced by the industrial fermentation of sustainable sugars. By replacing ingredients derived from palm oil with sustainable and ethical alternatives, we can reduce the environmental impact of cosmetic products.

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