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Inspired by skin

Skinspiration creates cosmetics with dermatological benefits

About this project

Founded in 2014, Skinspiration has its head office in Funchal, Madeira. It works with the pharmacy faculty of Lisbon University on clinical development of a line of dermatological products. The company markets these cosmetics in Portugal and now wants to establish itself abroad.

Innovative cosmetics based on traditional ingredients

With an agreement with Lisbon University’s pharmacy faculty and EU support, Skinspiration created its ‘Traditional New Era Cosmetics’ concept. This allowed it to maximise the potential of traditional raw materials through innovative technology.

EU financing also contributed to clinical, sensory and safety trials which gave rise to the base formula for a distinctive product line. Named Skinsecret, it includes face, body and hand cream and has milk from a Portuguese donkey breed as its special ingredient.

Besides Portugal, the company is already present in the UK and USA. The aim now is to explore new markets, such as Russia.

Project facts
  • Active in Portugal, the UK and the USA
  • Strategic partnership with Lisbon University’s pharmacy faculty
  • Line of products based on milk from a Portuguese breed of donkey, moringa and pomegranate
Coordinator:
Pedro Boavida (founding partner)
Partners:
Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon (FFUL)
Location:
Portugal, Funchal, Madeira
Timeframe:
2013 - 2014
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