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Ectoin® - natural
protection designed by nature


Ectoin® was discovered in 1985 and since then it has been investigated in detail, because a substance that protects bacteria can also be of great benefit for humankind. Today, the outstanding cell-protecting properties of Ectoin® find application in medical devices and in products for the life science industry. Already since 2001 Ectoin® is well-known as active cosmetic ingredient with exceptional features.


Ultrasun has applied Ectoin® on all the Face products, which allows Ultrasun to provide ultimate protection and suppress the skin sensitive reaction. Also, it helps to retain skin moisture so that to keep your skin healthy! 

Ectoin® origin

Salt lakes and deserts are the most hostile environments on earth. It is even more astonishing that under these extreme climate conditions live is possible since millions of years. Highly adapted bacteria, so called extremophilic microorganisms defy dryness and extreme changes in temperature and grow well. Responsible for this property is a substance called Ectoin® that protects these small living beings from harmful environmental influences.