Umo Brings r-PGA to Retail Skin Care


Umo Inc., Co., Ltd. is set to unveil a line of retail products by the end of the summer that feature its gamma polyglutamic acid (PGA) compound. The company manufactures spa products such as its spa facial and 14 karat gold facial, but will bottle its technology up to offer antiaging benefits to consumers.

The company's  gamma PGA (INCI: Natto gum (r-PGA)) possesses the external properties of most other hydrating agents and triggers internal NMF such as promoting the synthesis of pyrrolidone carboxylic acid (PCA), lactic acid and urocanic acid. PGA is derived from marine jellyfish, and reportedly is more hydrating than hyaluronic acid.

The company maintains that PGA helps to diminish fine lines and wrinkles and brightens skin. For more information, visit

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