Enhanced beauty tools? Deep tech start-up unveils ceramic alloy that accelerates wound-healing
Unitatem Primis is a ceramic alloy developed by JAH Tech. It claims this material helps to reduce inflammation and accelerates wound healing. These benefits were validated by Scratch Wound Assay conducted by an independent third party.
This material has applied to health and wellness wearables as well as a facial massage roller developed by JAH Tech for its consumer brand Naturidge Lab.
The facial roller also uses micro-currents to facilitate lymphatic drainage, stimulate oxygen flow, improve blood circulation, and helps to tone the face.
Furthermore, the company has also discovered that this ceramic alloy prevents the degradation of vitamin C and can increase the penetration of niacinamide into the skin.
Speaking of these functions, CEO Tan Chong Hui said: “That’s very important because if you have an expensive formulation, you don’t want to spoil it and at the same time, we can enhance it.”
The material can be developed into various things, such as cosmetic applicators.
With the outbreak of COVID-19, the awareness of hygiene and cleanliness spurred consumer demand for applicators which usually took the form of small, lightweight spatulas. CosmeticsDesign-Asia previously reported that these touchless applicators quickly became a “must-have” in beauty.
Today, these applicators have evolved to have their own functions, such as indie brand Sand & Sky’s cooling skin care applicator which helps to apply product hygienically while reducing facial puffiness with its cool metal tip.
Such applicators are also found among luxury beauty brands like La Mer. It has even been incorporated into the packaging itself, like Elixir’s latest Aesthetic Essence AD, which has a built-in massage tool.
JAH Tech hopes it can tap into this trend and help cosmetic companies develop applicators made with Unitatem Primis.
“What we have is that this technology has been tested to be effective that can not just improve the consumer experience but also the results of their skin care,” said Tan.
“The best part of this is that it doesn’t need batteries or some other power source, it’s very simple. And that’s a key thing – technology needs to be simple if you want it to be easily adopted. If it's something that's very complex, who would want to use it?”
The company’s goal at the moment is trying to get cosmetic brands to adopt this material and is very open to collaborating with cosmetic firms to create “whatever they need”, said Tan.
“We have the technology that we can use immediately. We have even collaborated with a Chinese tea company. We found out that our technology affects tea too by improving the flavour of their premium tea. So, we created a tea container with this material,” said Tan.
JAH Tech has also established JAH Cultura, an agritech spin-off using Unitatem Primis to create tools to increase the yield of vegetable crops.
Tan concluded: “The applications are endless. It’s only limited by the imagination.”