Cosmetics and hygiene products from oranges
Orange peels are rich in d-limonene, an ingredient present in many cleaning products and cosmetics due to its high antimicrobial effect. The natural fragrance of citrus peel, perillic acid, can be extracted from a bio-based feedstock by biotransformation and used as a natural preservative in creams and lotions in the cosmetic industry. The EU-funded project, RoadToBio, in cooperation with stakeholders from industry, NGOs and other groups, has developed a ‘Roadmap’ showing possible ways to produce organic chemicals from bio-based materials, like citrus industrial waste.
The BioArt Gallery presents the most promising feedstock and its related bioeconomy applications in everyday life with 60 stunning pictures. It offers an innovative approach of showcasing to the public some examples of bio-based products and applications currently available in the market through several examples: cosmetics, nutraceutics, tissues, toys and sport, disposable tableware, cleaning products, gadgets, and much more.
The BioArt Gallery has been displayed to the public in severall incredible venues throughout Europe, and now BIOVOICES makes it available to you through an interactive digital platform!