Media launch of skin care company by UMaine grads

The Bangor Daily News, News Center Maine and WABI (Channel 5) reported that University of Maine graduates Amber Boutiette and Patrick Breeding have co-founded a new small business in South Portland that is marketing a skin hydration cream made with lobster hemolymph. While Marin Skincare’s first commercial product was not developed at UMaine, Boutiette and Breeding were encouraged by Bob Bayer, the former director of the UMaine’s Lobster Institute, who had overseen other efforts to develop value-added products using lobster processing waste. Marin Skincare’s Soothing Hydration Cream is currently being sold online, but the company is exploring offering it in spas and marketing it locally in Portland.