Two University of Maine graduates have started a cosmetics skincare company that aims to help people treat their dry skin with lobster fluid.

The company, Marin Skincare, uses a protein from lobster hemolymph — a circulatory fluid that functions like blood — as the active ingredient in its hydration cream, which it says can soothe skin irritated by eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and other ailments.

The product is the latest item whose genesis can be traced to efforts at UMaine to find commercial applications for byproducts of Maine’s commercial lobster industry. Read more