Prevent Skin Pigmentation with the Power of Three (Po3™): A Synergistic Combination of 3 Food Ingredients

Abstract/Technology Overview

The Po3™ active ingredients technology is the innovation of a team of food scientists who endeavoured to study the skin at the molecular level in order to find a food-based solution to tackle some of the greatest skin concerns in Asia. While Caucasian women are more concerned about developing wrinkles as they age, Asian women are more prone to developing pigmented spots.

With Po3™, skin pigmentation products relying on just one mechanism of action is a thing of the past. Po3™ is a combination of three food-based molecules that synergistically work together to prevent melanin formation. Each of the three active molecules target a different part of the melanin production process, resulting into visibly improved skin brightness, radiance, and evenness. The unique combination of Po3™ is the only one of its kind in the beauty industry that works in this synergistic way. It is not only effective; it is also completely safe to be applied on the skin given its food-grade status. Clinical trials done on more than 250 volunteers have consistently proven its safety and efficacy. 

Technology Features, Specifications and Advantages

1.    Novel mechanism of action

The Po3™ active ingredients synergistically work together to prevent melanin formation. While each individual ingredient shows some efficacy, their combination is synergistic, far exceeding the sum of their individual effects. 

As a whole, Po3™ active ingredients work together with the skin’s 28-day rejuvenation cycle. Po3™ prevents melanocytes from making too much melanin. Consequently, new skin cells born at the lower layers of the epidermis receive less melanin than before. These skin cells transport their way to the upper layers. Older, darker outer skin layers are shed, and the newly emerged skin appears more even-toned, brighter, and more radiant. 

2.    Safe to consume so definitely safe to apply topically 

All three components of the Po3™ active ingredients have a long history of safe use in the food and beverage industry. They are found in cocoa, coffee, barley, tea, and other beverages.

Potential Applications

Po3™ has wide application possibilities for skincare product such as serums, moisturizers, eye creams, and the like. Since the technology is based on commonly food ingredients it allows to offer affordable skincare solutions for many. Po3™ is poised to give women all around the world the radiant, even skin tone that they deserve. 

Customer Benefit

The powerful Po3™ formula works naturally with the skin’s 28-day rejuvenation cycle to reveal even-toned, radiant, and smoother skin with each passing cycle. It works by preventing skin cells from undergoing the melanin formation process – thus targeting the root causes of skin pigmentation issues, not just the symptoms. The technology works for all skin types and ages.

Technology Owner

Franz Lanthaler


Technology Category
  • Cosmetics & Hair
Technology Status
  • Available for Licensing
Technology Readiness Level
  • TRL 9

Skin care