• Deinove scientific platform has designed an exclusive Deinococcus fermentation process to deliver the first pure Phytoene for application in the beauty industry;
  • Phytoene is a natural antioxidant which cannot be extracted pure from vegetable sources. Precursor of all carotenoids, it has the unique feature of being colorless;
  • Deinove has been able to reveal and prove the skin regeneration property of this precious molecule;
  • Clinical tests produced outstanding results, especially in terms of wrinkle reduction;
  • Deinove will feature this new active ingredient at In-cosmetics Global event (Amsterdam, April 17-19). Our team will be on booth K44 and Phyt-N-Resist® will be showcased in the Innovation Zone.




DEINOVE (Euronext Growth Paris: ALDEI), a biotech company that discovers, develops, and produces high-value compounds from rare bacteria, notably from the Deinococcus genus, is officially launching its innovative carotenoid intended for use as a cosmetic active ingredient.

Phytoene is a colorless carotenoid produced through natural sugars fermentation by Deinococcus geothermalis, an extremophile bacterium

Created by Deinove and consisting of phytoene concentrated in a refined jojoba oil, Phyt-N-Resist® helps fight against skin aging by reducing oxidative stress and accelerating skin repair.

Its efficacy and tolerability have been successfully demonstrated by in vitro, ex vivo and clinical studies.

Different skin care formulations have been developed, demonstrating ease of formulating and good stability. Thanks to its stability at high temperature, it could also be considered for make-up applications.

Emmanuel PETIOT, CEO of DEINOVE, stated: “We are thrilled to introduce Phyt-N-Resist®, our first innovative carotenoid for cosmetic use. Our teams have done excellent work to complete this project and deliver on time our first commercial solution. The preliminary contacts with cosmetic players have been very positive and we look forward to presenting it to the whole industry in Amsterdam next week.”

Coralie MARTIN, Marketing Director, added:Nature teaches us that extraordinary prodigies can be accomplished with the collaboration of smaller organisms.  Inspired by life genius and convinced by the potential of symbiosis, we have developed an exclusive platform that relies on extremophile bacteria with extraordinary resilience, to achieve the biosynthesis of precious actives. Phytoene, the colorless precursor of all carotenoids is the first of a new series.”


Key product features

INCI: Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil and C30-45 Olefin

China Compliant

High-performance anti-aging active molecule

  • Sharper approach to cell anti-oxidant protection
  • Clinically tested skin regeneration


  • Colorless & stable carotenoid
  • Consistent process and product quality
  • A concentrated ingredient, low incorporation rate
  • Easy to formulate

Rich narrative material

  • Advanced biotech science
  • Exclusive patented innovation
  • Ancient and highly resilient micro-organism surviving in extreme environments
  • Biomimetic solution
  • Supplementation of skin natural defenses
  • Made in France