Alliance between Red Cross and Vytrus Biotech

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November 21, 2022
On 17 November Vytrus Biotech signed a collaboration agreement with the Red Cross of Terrassa which involves, among other things, a contribution of resources for the Socio-educational Accompaniment Space and the Lunchroom Scholarship for young people at the Montperdut High School in Terrassa (Barcelona).

The Red Cross develops different projects and programs in the city for the most disadvantaged groups, detected through the knowledge of the territory and the environment. In accordance with its mission, the Red Cross needs the commitment of the companies of Terrassa and its collaboration in different initiatives to achieve a better development of the local community.

Through this collaboration with Red Cross, Vytrus will contribute resources to the Socio-educational Accompaniment Space project and canteen grants for socially vulnerable young people at the Montperdut High School in Terrassa which, until now, was managed by the Red Cross organization with the institution’s own funds.

This collaboration will guarantee adolescents adequate clothing and a balanced diet every day of the year, facilitating their growth, development and improving their school performance.

In addition, Vytrus’ team will have the opportunity to do corporate volunteering to participate in the project, which at the same time they will be a reference point for these young people who so need to know about other realities.

This agreement is part of the Social Commitment axis of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility and will contribute to promoting entities with local projects that bring added value and well-being to society.

Vytrus awarded at Cosmetorium 2022

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October 4, 2022
For the fourth consecutive year, Vytrus Biotech has been present at the edition of Cosmetorium 2022, the national reference fair of the cosmetic sector that took place on September 28th and 29th at the Palau de Congresos in Barcelona. The company has been awarded for its sustainable and innovative formulation with Quora Noni™ biomics, its latest active ingredient launched on the market.
Vytrus' winning formulation (Purple Rain: Microbiota re-youth peel-off mask), is an innovative, effective, and sustainable mask thanks to the careful choice of all its components, from the ingredients to the packaging.

This formulation has two steps. The first is a pectin-based gel with holographic pigments that create 3D optical effects. The second is a spray that, when applied to the mask, changes its structure and helps to peel off easily the mask thanks to the pectin. With this formulation, which contains QUORA NONI™ biomics, we obtain a firmer, smoother, more even, resilient and soothed skin.

Our microbiota ages, having a direct impact on the aging of our skin. Taking care of the microbiota by applying this formulation has a rejuvenating effect on the skin. Purple Rain immediately provides great hydration and freshness, and delivers all the benefits of the key ingredient, QUORA NONI™ biomics.

At Cosmetorium, Vytrus has launched Quora Noni™ biomics, a 100% natural active ingredient from noni’s plant stem cells, capable of maintaining the youthfulness of the microbiota and, through it, the rejuvenation of the skin. Those attending the fair were able to see it first-hand at stand 122 and in the Innovatorium exhibition area, where it was presented together with Elaya Renova™, a 360º hair active ingredient made from wild olive stem cells that revitalizes, strengthens, and protects both hair and scalp for a healthy hair system, and which has been awarded the Gold Best Ingredient Award by in-cosmetics Latin America 2022.

In the Tech Focus sessions held at the fair, Vytrus participated with a presentation given by Òscar Exposito (CEO, CSO and co-founder) where the company’s latest innovation (Quora Noni™ biomics) was presented under the slogan “If you rejuvenate your microbiota, you rejuvenate your skin”, with a wide audience success.

More than ninety exhibitors participated in this sixth edition of Cosmetorium, organized by the SEQC and Step Exhibitions, where a record number of attendees has been beaten compared to previous editions and which has meant a successful return to normality and boost for the Spanish cosmetic industry.

Haven't you had the chance to meet us personally? You will find us at:

SEPAWA Congress (Berlin), In-Cosmetics Asia, 49º RAQCA (Argentina) and Making Cosmetics (Italy).

Elaya Renova™ awarded gold at In Cosmetics Latin America 2022

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October 3, 2022
Vytrus has received the Gold Award at in-cosmetics Latin America 2022 for its active ingredient ELAYA RENOVA™.
The active has been ranked in the Gold position at in-cosmetics Latin America in the 2022 edition. An award that recognizes the best ingredients in the Innovation Zone.

Elaya Renova™ is a 100% natural active ingredient from the stem cells of the olive tree (Olea europaea var. sylvestris). This ancestral Mediterranean plant possesses great resistance, vitality, and longevity. Elaya Renova™ concentrates these properties in an innovative and unique hair care ingredient.

The product has a unique composition: a proteolipid matrix capable of nourishing and revitalizing both hair and scalp. It acts synergistically to protect, restructure, regenerate and beautify the hair and scalp.

The active brings a new perspective to hair care: Tensegrity, a concept inspired by architecture based on a new holistic approach that considers the scalp, hair follicle and hair shaft as interconnected parts, where the whole hair system is revitalized.

We have been inspired by the Mediterranean olive tree, a tree rich in lipids and proteins and characterized by its vitality, genetic diversity, and resistance. The active concentrate of the olive tree can provide revitalizing properties to the entire hair system.

Thanks to the lipid and protein reinforcement offered by the active ingredient, Elaya Renova™, we can deeply moisturize and protect the hair from deterioration by high temperatures or sunlight, restructure and replenish it to achieve a healthy hair system and consequently make it look beautiful.

Find out more about this revolutionary active ingredient here.

Collaboration agreement between AVAN and Vytrus

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July 14, 2022
Vytrus has signed a collaboration agreement with the private foundation AVAN, a non-profit organization that offers therapeutic, associative and leisure support to people affected by neurological diseases and their families or caregivers. AVAN was founded in 1993 in the city of Terrassa, and is currently present in Sabadell, Rubí, Sant Cugat and Castellar del Vallès, with the aim of improving the quality of life of people, sharing values such as commitment to care, proximity, and continuity.

This framework agreement includes different synergies between both parties, such as participation in activities organized by the Foundation through Vytrus corporate volunteering. It includes social, cultural, sports, training, and informative activities and, most importantly, includes a commitment to finance the construction of the building that will be the new Avan Center in Terrassa.

This project has the support of the Terrassa City Council, which is lending the Pont Aurell i Armengol industrial building, as well as that of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Diputació de Barcelona and the Cambra de Comerç de Terrassa (Terrassa Chamber of Commerce). Following a public-private model, to achieve a local center of reference in the field of neurology.

We are very excited about this alliance, adding up to make this project aimed at the welfare and health of the people of our city a reality. And since it means continuing to promote the Vytrus CSR project, based on 4 axes: people, company, planet, and social commitment. Thus promoting local projects of shared value in society.
Conxita Rusinés
Corporate Social Responsibility Manager and People Management

Green Beauty Congress: commitment to natural cosmetics

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May 31, 2022

Vytrus Biotech will participate in the Green Beauty Congress (GBC), the natural cosmetics spanish forum held in online format on June 8 organized by Beauty Cluster, the largest Spanish-speaking beauty cluster, and Mentactiva, the online school of natural cosmetics formulation for entrepreneurs. This year, the GBC revolves around respect for the oceans, framed in the World Oceans Day (June 8) and will be in digital format to share and exchange information and discuss the strategy and marketing of a natural product, regulation, formulation and market.

Through a full program of conferences, the event will bring together industry professionals, formulation students, media, associations, institutions and research centers, the latest news on a green trend that has arrived to become the only real alternative.

Among the speakers on the program is our CEO, CSO and co-founder, Òscar Expósito, who will give a session in Spanish on June 8 at 10.20 AM (Spanish time), on our holistic approach to skin and hair health from the principles of ecology. This approach is framed in the importance of water and oceans in the ecosystem, where biotechnology allows us to reduce its use by almost 99% and contribute to a sustainable and respectful cosmetics with such a precious resource as water.

This event aims to highlight the value of natural cosmetics and provide a closer look at a booming field for both professionals in the sector and others interested in getting into it. An approach to both trends and innovation and progress in regulatory terms in this regard, as well as the demystification and clarification of concepts that can lead to confusion in our sector.
Óscar Expósito
CEO, CSO and co-founder of Vytrus

Our co-founder was interviewed by Industria Cosmética magazine to present the pillars of Vytrus based on sustainability and innovation, its involvement to achieve a green cosmetics industry and its participation in the Green Beauty Congress. You can access the full interview here.

We encourage you to attend our talk and to collaborate with the crowdfunding campaign in benefit of The Ocean Cleanup Foundation, which will raise funds until June 19, to achieve a greener and bluer cosmetics industry.

To register for the GBC click here, we look forward to seeing you!

First BBVA Sustainable Innovation Award for Vytrus

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May 27, 2022

The Fundació Antigues Caixes Catalanes (FACC) and BBVA, after announcing the BBVA Award for Innovation in Environmental Sustainability for SMEs and freelancers, awarded Vytrus Biotech for its environmentally friendly business proposal.

This year, Vytrus Biotech, together with Fitplanet, have been recognized as winners of the BBVA Award for Innovation in Environmental Sustainability, an award in which El Periódico collaborates and which aims to promote innovation and sustainability in business, in accordance with goals 7, 12 and 13 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN.

The award ceremony took place on May 25 at the emblematic Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site (Barcelona), which was covered by the media.

At Vytrus we have managed to cultivate plant stem cells from which we develop active ingredients for natural cosmetics to improve people’s health. An environmentally friendly process thanks to our biotechnological platforms.

The key is that crops that in nature would occupy a hectare, here they grow in 80 square meters; and what would otherwise need about 10,000 liters of water, here is achieved with little more than one. It is a very significant change: we produce much more with much less. We already have the answers here, we just need to observe how nature works.
Òscar Expósito
CEO, CCO and co-founder

This award is a recognition to a sustainable, innovative, and profitable business model such as Vytrus and a new vision of cosmetics from biotechnology, science, and inspiration through nature to bet on an environmentally friendly cosmetics industry.

Video in Catalan of the presentation of the finalists for the BBVA award

Vytrus Biotech increases its net profit by more than 100% in 2021.

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April 26, 2022

Vytrus Biotech has closed 2021 with the best results in its history, increasing its net profit by more than 100% compared to 2020.

Following the issuance and publication of the 2021 audit report, the biotech company presents the best numbers and ratios in its history. Its turnover jumped by 64% in 2021 compared to the previous year, reaching a turnover of €2.8 million, while EBITDA increased by 91% to €1.13 million. Vytrus has thus increased its sales by 133% in the two years of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The IPO process has involved numerous internal changes and we have carried out a multitude of procedures such as audits or due diligence of all kinds, among others. So, it has been a very intense few months, but it has been worth it to be listed on the market, an objective that we had in mind for a long time.
Albert Jané
CEO, COO and cofounder

Doubles its market value in its first month of trading

On March 15, following the traditional bell ringing held at the Barcelona Stock Exchange, Vytrus became the second company in 2022 in Spain to make the leap to BME Growth, the stock market for SMEs. The company, which debuts as a non-placement listing under the trading code “VYT”, has increased its market value by more than 100% during its first month of trading, rising from a starting price of €12.2 million to a current value of almost €24.2 million, with a price as of April 25 of €3.54 per share from the initial reference value of €1.72 per share.

This evolution of the share value reflects the positive reception of Vytrus by the market and even more so within the current framework of uncertainty experienced by the global stock markets.

More information is available in the investors area of the website.

Nectaria Lithops™ receives BSB Innovation Award 2022 in asset innovation

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April 13, 2022

Vytrus has received the prize in 2022 BSB Innovation Awards for our natural active NECTARIA LITHOPS™.

The active ingredient has been ranked on the 2nd position in the BSB Innovation Awards in the category of Actives. An award that recognizes the biotech active for its creative approach due to its biophysical mechanism of action based on a plant strategy.

NECTARIA LITHOPS™ is a 100% natural active from plant stem cells that biophysically stimulates vitamin D production topically for the first time in cosmetics. It provides the cosmetic industry with a new concept, the D-Skin (dewy, deeply hydrated, vitamin D enriched skin, and a D-approach for sun care).

The story that inspired Vytrus’s innovation comes from the plant Lithops pseudotruncatella (‘Living Stones’), an expert in the management of water, space, and light in very extreme conditions. Thanks to its plant mechanism of action, NECTARIA LITHOPS ™, respectful with the skin microbiota, boosts vitamin D production in skin cells to create the optimal skin environment, hydrate the deepest layers of the skin, increase the skin dewiness and cheek volume, and improve oxygenation, microcirculation, and skin tone and texture.

While opening a new D-vision for the whole Sun Care market (why choosing between being protected and having a healthy skin, take it all!), NECTARIA LITHOPS™ approaches cosmetic applications such as volumizing and brightening formulations, tone and texture evening treatments, wellbeing & antioxidant products, dry/very dry skin formulations, dermal filling applications, moisturizers, skin densifying and structuring formulations, and radiance and glow treatments, highlighters, and colour cosmetics, amongst others.

Discover more about this delightful active ingredient here.

Vytrus Biotech will be exhibiting at in-Cosmetics Global 2022 in Paris

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March 31, 2022

After two years of pandemic, trade shows are returning to the daily basis of the cosmetic industry. Since the last edition in 2019, the leading global event for personal care ingredients is back to scene on 5-7 April in Paris.

Vytrus will be present at the trade show as exhibitor at booth C78 where our technical team will be available to discuss with clients about our latest innovations in skincare and haircare, and how our ingredients protect a Mediterranean forest in Spain.

We will be showcasing our new haircare concept inspired by architecture, the Hair tensegrity, and its holistic application through a plant-based active – ELAYA RENOVA™, a 100% natural active from stem cells of wild olive tree, an ancestral Mediterranean species. And NECTARIA LITHOPS™, a 100% natural active from plant stem cells that stimulates vitamin D production topically for the first time in cosmetics.

ELAYA RENOVA™ protects and strengthens the whole hair structure, from scalp to hair shaft. Specifically enriched in a nourishing proteo-lipidic matrix, it reinforces both hair and scalp from the inside and works on hair anchoring by a network of proteins between hair shaft and scalp.

Hair shaft and scalp are intimately interconnected as a continuum and each part is interdependent from the others.

This hair care active brings a new paradigm in cosmetics for the protection and restructuring of both hair and scalp at the same time. A new path for not having to use different products for each application (hair and scalp, protection and revitalizing), offering the possibility of a multi-activity ingredient to approach all the needs of haircare in one raw material.

We have also recently launched NECTARIA LITHOPS™, a Cell Nectar for D-Skin, that provides a new concept: the D-Skin (dewy, deeply hydrated, vitamin D enriched skin, and a D-approach for sun care).

The story behind and what has inspired Vytrus’s innovation comes from the plant Lithops pseudotruncatella (‘Living Stones’), an expert in the management of water, space, and light in very extreme conditions.

Thanks to its plant mechanism of action, NECTARIA LITHOPS™, respectful with the skin microbiota, boosts vitamin D production in skin cells to create the optimal skin environment, hydrate the deepest layers of the skin, increase the skin dewiness and cheek volume, and improve oxygenation, microcirculation, and skin tone and texture.

The story behind and what has inspired Vytrus’s innovation comes from the plant Lithops pseudotruncatella (‘Living Stones’), an expert in the management of water, space, and light in very extreme conditions.

Thanks to its plant mechanism of action, NECTARIA LITHOPS™, respectful with the skin microbiota, boosts vitamin D production in skin cells to create the optimal skin environment, hydrate the deepest layers of the skin, increase the skin dewiness and cheek volume, and improve oxygenation, microcirculation, and skin tone and texture.

Willing to provide visitors with a natural spot during the trade fair, Vytrus will be sponsoring two Seating areas along the Port de Versailles, where assistants will be able to rest and enjoy the intense days of the show. Those Seating areas will be found at booths V140 and B21.

Vytrus will also have a Technical seminar on Tuesday 5th April at 15:05h at Theatre 3 presented by its CEO and CSO, Òscar Expósito, under the name “Breakthrough biotech concepts in personal care based on plant stem cell technology”. Also, the company’s innovations (Elaya Renova™ and Nectaria Lithops™) will also be showcased at the Innovation zone.

Let’s meet at booth C78!

Elaya Renova™: an architecture-inspired active ingredient for hair skin care

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March 25, 2022

Vytrus after launching its successful active ingredient, NECTARIA LITHOPS™, a Cell Nectar for a D-Skin, which biophysically stimulates vitamin D synthesis in the skin, launches ELAYA RENOVA™, a new architecture-inspired active ingredient for global hair and scalp care.

At in-cosmetics Global in Paris, we will present at booth C78 our 2022 revolutionary concept and innovation in hair care, the Hair tensegrity, and its holistic application through the plant-based active ELAYA RENOVA ™, a 100% natural active from stem cells of wild olive tree, an ancestral Mediterranean species.

ELAYA RENOVA™ protects, reinforces, regenerates, and beautifies the whole hair structure, from scalp to hair shaft with a plant strategy. Specifically enriched in a nourishing proteo-lipidic matrix, it reinforces both the hair and scalp from the inside, facing the challenge of a global hair care skinification.

Latest Vytrus’ innovation is inspired by the architectural concept of “Tensegrity”. This term is coined from the contraction of “tensional” and “integrity” (components under compression inside a network in continuous tension). The Tensegrity explains how changes applied to an area will also exert effects at a distance because everything is interconnected.

Vytrus has transferred this vision of tensegrity to the hair structure, launching the new cosmetic approach of TrichoTensegrity, appealing to the importance of the scalp and the hair structure and its influence on hair mechanical properties and biology behavior. Hair shaft and the scalp are intimately interconnected as a continuum and each part is interdependent from the others.

This new hair care active introduces a new way for the protection and restructuring of both hair and scalp at the same time; a new path that doesn’t require different products for each application (hair and scalp, protection, and revitalizing), offering the possibility of a multiactivity ingredient to approach all the needs of hair care in one raw material.

For more information or to request a sample, click here.