Activated apples: Biotech firm Renovatio claims new APSKIN products have retinol-like effects 'without the downside'

Australian firm Renovatio Bioscience has launched two new cosmetic products with an enhanced formula that it believes can rival retinol products in terms of efficacy without the tricky side effects.

Renovatio was founded in 2016 and has a range of health, wellness and beauty cosmetic products that contain activated phenolics extracted from apples.

The ingredient is extracted using a technique developed by Renovatio founder and technical director Dr. Vincent Candrawinata, which extracts the phenolic antioxidants with water. The result is an antioxidants that is water-based and not chemically synthesised.

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