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THE SCIENCE

Using science, we have accumulated knowledge on the functional properties of bioactive compounds from pure natural sources of the Icelandic nature, seaweed, fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants.

The Founders of TARAMAR

Dr. Guðrún Marteinsdóttir and Dr. Kristberg Kristbergsson, come from diverse science fields, Marine Biology and Food Science Engineering.
In the fascination world of science, the fusion of food science and marine biology has given rise to a revolutionary skincare brand known as TARAMAR. Unlike traditional skincare products that rely heavily on pharmaceutical technology, TARAMAR draws inspiration from the nourishing properties found in food.
As a result, their collaboration has brought a unique perspective to the world of skincare.

Unique Approach to Skincare:

Marine Biology meets Food & Nutritional Science:
Decades of research, led by the founders, professors of Marine Ecology and Food Science, in the period between 1979 and the present (see recent publications), lie behind the development of the unique TARAMAR skin care brand.

TARAMAR Science Unveiling Nature’s Secrets:

  • Bioactive Functions of Seaweed and Medicinal Plants: Using science, we have accumulated knowledge on the functional properties of bioactive compounds from seaweed and medicinal plants.
  • Compounds to Replace Toxic and Harmful Chemicals: Using science, we have isolated unique compounds and designed a highly skin-active ArcticComplex® that has beneficial properties for skin and body. We use these compounds to replace all of the toxic and harmful chemicals that are currently found in most mainstream products.
  • Natural Preservation Methods: Using science, we have designed safe and natural methods that preserve these functional properties through production and storage (patented NoTox® Technology).
  • Spot-On Delivery of Ingredients: Using science, we have demonstrated how we can use delivery systems to protect our fragile skinactives and promote their activity resulting in visual beneficial changes to the skin (see our publication list)

TARAMAR Scientific Teamwork

The science of TARAMAR has been conducted in collaboration with scientists at European and USA Universities and Research Institutes (see authors in publication list) and most of the results have been published in peer reviewed journals

Two TARAMAR students: Ragnhildur and Íris  completed their PhD and MS in (2022). Ragnhildur defended her PhD thesis aginst two opponents Dr. James Lyng, professor at Univerdity of Dublin and Dr. Federico Gomez, professor at Lund Univeristy (Sweeden). Here thesis is entitled: “Novel extraction of bioactive compounds from macroalgae with pulsed electric field. The influence on liposomal dispersions of particle size and electrostatic deposition of cold water fish skin gelatin”. These results provide valuable information for TARAMAR on the use of seaweed and development of ingenious skin-actives. Íris defended her MS thesis, entitled: Phycocyanin. Shelf life and use as colorant in skin care, describing valuable properties of pure spirulina cultures that are being integrated into TARAMAR’s new product line, ICEBLU

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