Bacillus subtilis spores and Deinococcus radiodurans cells were found capable of enduring the transport to and extreme conditions of space in a study by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). From these findings, Cosmax developed its Solarbiome technology utilizine these microbes, which Estée Lauder brand Dr.Jart+ incorporated into skin care and more recently, sun protection.
As reported by the Korean news source Pulse, in the NASA study, the microbes were tested under space conditions of ultraviolet rays, radiation and temperatures above 100°C, as well as extreme forces related to transport, and survived for more than 100 days. The same source reports Dr.Jart+ found these cells were effective for sunscreening, to help skin recover from UV damage and for anti-aging benefits.
The new Dr.Jart+ Solarbiome Ampoule SPF 50+ launched in April 2020 and was promoted through hired influencers who reportedly helped the product to sell out within one day. The company describes it as a moisturizing sun ampoule for dry skin that is not sticky and feels moist and fresh after use. Users are instructed to shake the product before application, upon which it imparts a high SPF of 50+, PA+++.
Now under its Estée Lauder parent company, the brand has expanded its reach from Korea to Hong Kong and is expected to continue across Lauder's 37-country foothold.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Dibutyl Adipate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Niacinamide, Phenethyl Benzoate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Titanium Dioxide, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Micrococcus Lysate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Isoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate, Isopropyl Myristate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Aluminum Hydroxide, Ethylhexyl Oleate, Adenosine, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Phytate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, DNA, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium, Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Sorbitan Oleate, Glycine Proline, Glyceryl Glucoside, Zinc Oxide.
Source: COSDNA website