Inaccessible made accessible – effective cosmetic active ingredients from rare medicinal plants produced by sustainable plant stem cell technology.

Description


Alternative Plants is a biotech start-up that establishes plant stem cell cultures. Plant stem cell technology is our tool to make inaccessible ingredients from rare, endangered and difficult to gather medicinal plants accessible to cosmetic industry. Our production process is highly consistent, easy to scale and sustainable. Our active ingredients undergo scrupulous testing to provide proven efficacy.

Category


Cosmetics

Business Model


Alternative Plants is a B2B company and our revenue comes from sales of cosmetic active ingredients. We have two sales channels – direct sales to cosmetic manufacturers and sales to ingredient distributors. To sustain consumer demand more and more cosmetic manufacturers are having to cope with the twin obstacles of ingredient availability and sustainable use of resources. We have a tool to make inaccessible accessible in a highly sustainable way and help cosmetic companies to meet the demands of their customers and reach new market segments.

Target


Our team’s primary target in 2017 is to finalize the development of our first products – to have all the production documentation, efficacy and safety testing data and be ready to launch the to the market in the beginning of 2018. To hit this milestone, we are working to optimize cell cultivation conditions, to gather chemical and biological testing data to prove efficacy, as well as register INCI names and undergo COSMOS certification. We are also working on investor relations to close the seed round until Q2 2018.