Bioactives. Biomimic. Biofermented. Bioengineered. Probiotic/the microbiome. These are but a few interpretations of how beauty has become bio-inspired. To the consumer, bio paints a benign picture in almost any light, since fundamentally, it refers to life.
Biomaterials evolved from material science focused on biocompatibility, in terms of chemical and mechanical reactivity.1 Some materials interact with and bind to tissues in the human body, providing strength and elasticity for tissue replacement and repair. Others enhance metabolic activities and can benefit lifestyle-related diseases. Examples include fiber, vitamins, omega-3 PUFAs, plant extracts, minerals, carotenoids and antioxidants, probiotics, etc.2