Apobio Film is Apoena Biotech's latest release for the national and international markets during the first half of 2024. The launch schedule initially covered Europe and the United States during the in-cosmetics Global and NYSCC Suppliers' Day trade shows. In South America and other continents, it will be presented during direct commercial visits and through its distribution network.

Apobio Film is a multifunctional, biofilm-forming postbiotic product with moisturizing properties for hair and skin care. Produced from the fermentation of probiotic bacteria, it is rich in polysaccharides and fructooligosaccharides, which prevent transepidermal water loss. Promotes immediate and deep hydration for up to 72 hours with proven safety and effectiveness.

Action and effectiveness - Hair

Apobio Film forms a protective film on the hair surface, as shown in SEM-FEG images. This barrier retains moisture within the hair, prolonging hydration and preventing dryness.

DSC measurements indicate a shift in the peak water vaporization temperature from 64.80 to 84.30 °C, meaning a 30% increase in Apobio Film's anti-drying efficacy compared to the control group.

Providing a silicone-like effect without the buildup effect, Apobio Film stands out as a natural, environmentally friendly alternative active ingredient.

Action and effectiveness - Skin

On the skin, Apobio Film acts as a guardian of the skin's barrier, enhancing water retention within cells and providing instant hydration.

A clinical trial included Corneometry®, TWL® instrumental evaluations, and sensory analysis, confirming the product's efficacy with a 58% increase in hydration and a 15% decrease in skin water loss. This results in immediate and profound hydration lasting up to 72 hours.

In vitro tests reveal Apobio Film's skin soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, the active ingredient shows promise in controlling oiliness, as evidenced by a 66.7% reduction in the expression of the enzyme 5-α-reductase responsible for this effect.

Claims support - Hair:

  • Combats dryness;
  • Preserves moisture within the hair;
  • Protects against dehydration;
  • Provides immediate and deep hydration for up to 72 hours;
  • Acts as a natural thermal protector;
  • Forms a natural film on the hair’s surface without a buildup effect;
  • Offers a sustainable alternative to silicone. 

 Claims support - Skin:

  • Forms a skin barrier;
  • Prevents moisture loss from the skin;
  • Provides immediate and deep hydration for up to 72 hours;
  • Skin soothing effect;
  • Anti-inflammatory effect;
  • Oil-control;
  • Skin friendly.


  • Minimalist composition with peak effectiveness;
  • No seasonality risk;
  • Biotechnological and sustainable production;
  • Multifunctionality;
  • Perfect for formulations of facial and body moisturizing cream, as well as hair finishing creams;

Photo: Researcher Bianca Del B. Sahm performing sample collection, Blue Amazon Bioprospecting Program, Apoena-Biotech

About Apoena Biotech 

Established in 2018, Apoena Biotech aims to positively impact sustainable development through biotechnology.                    

Our company supports innovation projects with bioprocess technology and the development of biotechnological products for agribusiness, beauty, and personal care markets, being the first Brazilian industry to produce biotech-based ingredients for cosmetics and personal care.


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