LG Household & Health Care opens microbiome R&D centre in Japan
LG Household & Health Care has opened a new microbiome beauty products research and development (R&D) centre on Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands.
According to a report by Korean news agency Yonhap, the facility will provide the optimal environment for conducting research on useful strains of microbiomes.
The R&D centre and is equipped with infrastructure for advanced research and production of base ingredients for related products.
LG Household & Health Care told Yonhap that it plans to establish a natural fermentation production system and develop various microbiome ingredients at the new centre.
Han Jong-seob, head of the Hokkaido R&D centre, said LG will “develop naturally fermented and microbiome beauty products loved by global customers through the work at the new R&D facility”, it added.
Microbiomes refer to the collection of bacteria, fungi and other microbes that naturally live on the human body.