The highly variable composition of plant extracts
Even for extracts from the same plant, the composition varies and is difficult to predict depending on the solvent, the extraction method and the part of the plant used.
How to optimise the plant extracts' assessment?
The sparse bibliographical data does not impede the realisation of a safety assessment for your extracts. The solution: compare and extrapolate the available data for similar plant extracts.
Promote cosmetic innovation
When researching innovative ingredients extracted from plants, it is essential to conduct a preliminary safety assessment to confirm further development. The integration of the SeVe module to the COSMETIC Factory software will enable to manage these challenges until the product is placed on the market.
The SeVe module
Plant extract database
The initial development axis of the module will consist in gathering a maximum of data on plant extracts on which we know the toxicological profiles. This data is essential as it is the basis of the Optimisation of the Safety Assessment of plant extracts.
Data organisation and use
This data will be organised within SeVe’s interface to help the safety assessment and to create a summary giving an overview of the information on the plant extract of interest. The software is not a substitute of the assessor’s opinion, but will enable to optimise the assessment and help with the safety conclusion of the extract.
The data available on similar plant extracts and their components can be extrapolated depending on the extract for the safety assessment. In order to optimise the comparison with similar plant extracts and their components, extraction similarity and probability scores will automatically be attributed by the tool.
A collaborative project
The project partners
SeVe, a collaborative project above all!
Developed in partnership with NUXE Laboratory, it was presented at the 13th edition of the Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress of Cosmetic Valley on 18 November 2015.
You too, join the project and participate in improving the safety assessment of plant extracts.
You can join the project as an active member (to participate in the project) or as a passive member (to keep up-to-date with the project’s development).