Malin Arntsen‘s ancestors came from the fishing village Valvær, an island far out in the ocean, on the coast of Helgeland. Her great-grandfather was working in the fish industry and helped to produce fish oils from the Codfish liver, which then were exported to England for medical use. When Malin was 18 years old, she started working with homecare in the Rødøy community. Here there was an elderly lady who had a very nice and smooth skin, despite her old age. This made Malin curious so she asked the elderly lady, and the old lady told her the BIG secret: «I have always used the fresh fish oil from Codfish on my skin to keep it smooth and always moisture.And now “only twenty years later”, our team managed to solve the unique formula of adding fish oils into different cosmetic products, without the problems of rancid and smelly products.
Selskapet har nå fått patentert sitt resultat av forskningen i 15 land.
The research company UNI Pharma Holding AS has since 1999 studied for an NEW and optimal Antioxidant for fish oil.First, in cooperation with SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture, then Tromsø Science Park, and last with the Institute of Macromolecular Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, Russia.The company has patented this research globally.
When Malin told the company about the “elderly lady’s” secret, twenty years back in time, our R&D team started the process of adding Omega 3 into different cream bases and formulations. The result is a new and organic skin care line with name Maliné. Research, tests and development took place at different Skin Care laboratories in USA, Russia, Taiwan and Norway.
The company UNI Pharma Cosmetics AS owns the rights to all of the Maliné cosmetic products.Today, we have five high-end products using the essential fatty acids EPA & DHA from fish sold in the Norwegian market. Also we have several new items under production and ready to hit the market.Maliné are produced with active Omega 3 fish oil, several important marine ingredients and the best of the best organic ingredients known in the cosmetic world.