Winemaking by-products transformed into high value-added beauty products

This photo provided by DECANT shows the company’s sheet face mask made from winemaking byproducts.

BUSAN, June 20 (Korea Bizwire)South Korean start-up DECANT said on Sunday it had succeeded in transforming tens of millions of tons of winemaking by-products that were wasted every year into high-value beauty products through bio-recycling.

The company, located within the B.Cube startup incubation space of the Busan Center for Creative Economy & Innovation, has developed a variety of beauty products made from pomace, a collective term for seeds, stems, and grape skins generated during the wine extraction process, using green decantation technology

After obtaining the green technology certification for cosmetic ingredients, DECANT transforms wine marc into high value-added materials through various research and development (R&D) efforts.

The company’s green beauty brand VINOIR has already established a presence on Amazon and is expected to officially launch in the domestic market in the second half of this year.

DECANT secured its global competitiveness through the acquisition of wineries in Tasmania, Australia and pomace in Burgundy, France.

Pomace, a by-product generated during the winemaking process, was wasted due to technical issues and processing difficulties.

Until now, pomace has been considered a big threat to the environment because it generates carbon and acidifies soils.

Lina Jang ([email protected])

Shirley M. Pinder