What is Insekt?
Insekt is THE sustainable solution for skincare. Formulated with natural ingredients including our insect derived extracts, Insekt provides exceptional properties allowing it to compete with the latest and greatest beauty products. Beyond personal care, Insekt promotes sustainable, cleaner business practices that contribute to a circular economy and the preservation of our planet.
Enhance your natural beauty and embrace the journey to zero waste.
Roughly 1/3 of food produced for human consumption ends up in landfills releasing carbon and methane that account for close to 10% of global emissions. The Black Soldier Fly (BSF) convert this food waste into proteins and fats. The oil extracted from the Black Soldier Fly has a fatty acid profile that is perfect for skincare applications.
Rich in Omega 3s, 6s, and 9s, the oil has other fatty acids essential for healthy skin:
Alpha-Linolenic Acid: anti-aging due to its strong antioxidant benefits that protect from sun damage and stress caused by pollution and other environmental factors
Oleic Acid: reduces fine lines and wrinkles while restoring your skins natural oils without clogging your pores
Lauric Acid: anti-microbial/bacterial properties to soothe inflamed skin and inhibit acne causing bacteria
Capric Acid: smooth skin and acts as an antioxidant
Myristic Acid: maintains a hydrated and youthful look to your skin
Palmitic Acid: soften your skin and retains moisture
Palmitoleic Acid: nourishes from within to moisturize and rejuvenate your skin
Stearic Acid: excellent for softening skin
Linoleic Acid: strengthens your skin barrier to keep water in and irritants out
News and Awards
Futurpreneur & RBC - Rock My Business Award
We are an award-winning skin care start-up and we are excited to share our success with you. Check out this link to Canadian Manufacturing showcasing all the Futurpreneur and RBC Rock My Business Awards!
Futurpreneur and RBC award $80K to eight entrepreneurs - Canadian Manufacturing
COIL Activate Accelerator
Altrene is proud to announce that it has been selected to join the Circular Opportunity Innovation Launchpad (COIL). In collaboration with Innovation Guelph, Harvest Impact by 10C and the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Altrene will gain access to; funding, mentorship, education, links into a national and global circular economy (CE) network.
Ottawa Business Journal
Make sure you check out this article published in the Ottawa Business Journal.
Bring on the bugs: Kemptville couple start insect-based skincare line | Ottawa Business Journal (obj.ca)
Canada's National Observer
Make sure you check out this article published in Canada's National Observer
Why Thomas Clark is turning flies and food waste into face cream | Canada's National Observer: News & Analysis