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Indena: natural science for the personal care industry

Indena : natural science for the personal care industry    Backed by more than 90 years of botanical experience, Indena is today the world's leading company in the identification, development and production of active principles derived from plants, for use in the pharmaceutical, health food and personal care industries.     In the personal care field we offer specialty products with scientifically validated and reproducible topical benefits.     Often starting from the study of traditional uses of medicinal plants, we target unexploited market niches for specific skin needs, and work hard to create customised co-developments of unique products with selected customers. We offer a full range of personal care ingredients for topical use.To know more about Indena’s personal care efforts, visit


Purextract is a French-based company, located at the heart of the European largest forest. Cosmythic™ is its newest ingredient, fruit of a leading, sophisticated and unrivalled technology of extraction.

BERKEM, Active by Principle

With 50 years of experience, Berkem is an expert in plant extraction for different fields of application: cosmetics, food and health. Based in France, this independent SME on a human scale is specialized in the extraction of active ingredients from plants, especially polyphenols (grape seed and pine bark extracts). The know-how From development to production, Berkem provides:• A research and development lab and a team of experts.• An analysis laboratory and equipment for extract characterization, HPLC, CPG, IR.• High-performance pilot installations to guarantee industrial adaptation and the production of adequate quantities.• Production workshops organized in versatile units that can be adapted to your needs and to evolving technology. The productsBerkemyol range for cosmetics: stabilized polyphenols for skin careVitisol for hair care:Grape seed OPCPineol for nutricosmetics: Pine bark OPCPremium Grape OPC for nutricosmetics: Grape seed OPC WHAT IS NEW ?Polynektars® range which is rich in polyphenols, 100% plant-origin and preservative-free:- Fresh’ka® extracted from strawberry plant leaves. It brightens the complexion, smoothes skin texture and gently lightens the skin.- Myrti’lla® extracted from bilberry leaves. It prevents redness, improves microcirculation and tones capillaries.- Origa’light® extracted from oregano leaves. It has lightening and antioxidant properties, and a good photostability.


Rousselot is the world leader in the production and marketing of gelatine and collagen peptides.A highly digestible and bioactive ingredient with a unique amino acid composition, Peptan collagen is a key bioactive nutrient which has proven to boost skin health and beauty.Numerous scientific studies have showed Peptan’s ability to promote fibroblast activity and collagen restructuring, resulting in improved skin suppleness, elasticity and hydration, thus preventing skin aging.Available as a clean label, and a pure protein powder in different molecular weights and densities, Peptan is easy to integrate into products. The manufacturing process is rigorously controlled to ensure the finest organoleptic properties and neutrality in terms of color, odor and taste.Peptan is suitable for use in a broad range of nutraceutical and nutri-cosmetic applications such as beverages, dairy products, protein bars, gummies and dietary supplements. Company addressKanaaldijk Noord 20-215691 NM SonThe Netherlands

Solabia, Between Nature & Technology

Founded in 1972, Solabia develops and manufactures molecules and active ingredients for agro-food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and environmental laboratories.Having invested in the Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional, Diagnostics and Biotechnology sectors, Solabia possesses a coherent ensemble of complementary know-how in biotechnology, fine chemicals, plant extraction and microbiology.


IBR, R&D company dedicated to developing innovative and proprietary technological actives. IBR unique approaches to anti aging include COLORLESS CAROTENOIDS branded as IBR-Phyto(flu)ene® for topical and nutricosmetics as well as DORMINs that slow aging by slowing down cell proliferation and preserving telomeres

Naturex, leader in natural specialty botanical ingredients

Naturex manufactures natural specialty ingredients for the Food & Beverage, Nutrition & Health and Personal Care industries. Headquartered in France, Naturex employs over 1400 people and has 15 production units located in Europe (France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Poland and England), the United States (New Jersey and California), Brazil, Australia, Morocco and India. The group also has several sales offices worldwide. 

Beraca - Be truly natural, Be sustainable

 Beraca is an authentic Brazilian company with international approach that has been investing in the development of sustainable technologies for more than 50 years. Present in over 40 countries, Beraca adds value to a wide number of brands and products worldwide.

Solabia, Between Nature & Technology

Founded in 1972, Solabia develops and manufactures molecules and active ingredients for agro-food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and environmental laboratories.Having invested in the Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional, Diagnostics and Biotechnology sectors, Solabia possesses a coherent ensemble of complementary know-how in biotechnology, fine chemicals, plant extraction and microbiology.


Founded in 1987 in Barcelona, Spain, Lipotec is from July 2012 part of Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company.  A global leader in the field of cosmetic active ingredients for skin and hair care, the company’s business is based on two core technologies:Molecular cosmetics – Peptides, other small synthetic molecules and biotechnological active ingredientsDelivery systems – Controlled release technologies for enhanced stability and bioavailability of the active ingredientLipotec’s thorough focus in the discovery of innovative actives has resulted in numerous successful product launches over the years. This can be credited to the company’s highly-skilled team of experts, commitment to research, and understanding of key technologies such as Combinatorial Chemistry, Molecular Modeling and Biotechnology as well as a strong patent field.With an endless focus on advancing the cosmetic industry, Lipotec continues to create new applications including its most recent introduction of nutricosmetics and cosmetotextiles.

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products

Zemea® propanediol is the world's first 100% natural glycol alternative approved by Ecocert™ and certified by the Natural Products Association and the USDA. With its skin-friendly performance, including no irritation, enhanced moisturization and excellent aesthetics, Zemea® is seeing rapid adoption around the world in skin care, hair care, deodorants, fragrances and other cosmetic and personal care products. Zemea® can boost the efficacy of preservative systems potentially reducing the amount of preservatives used in your formulations.  It’s unique solubility properties may help drive your actives to the surface of the skin.

Lonza Consumer Care

For the Personal Care manufacturer, Lonza Consumer Care is a comprehensive solutions provider that offers cosmetic and personal care customers globally an extensive portfolio of innovative hair and skin care technologies. Now part of the Lonza Consumer Care organization, which serves the three markets of Hygiene, Personal Care and Nutrition, the Personal Care business will continue to leverage its powerful synergies and regulatory expertise to drive new solutions to address multiple consumer megatrends and personal care market drivers. Applying the expertise of our global manufacturing and R&D centers, which includes three Global Centers of Excellence: Skin Care (New Jersey), Preservation (New Jersey), and the recently announced Hair Care Center (EMEA 2015), Lonza Consumer Care is poised to meet the beauty and hygiene needs of our customers and their consumers.Lonza Consumer Care is a leading supplier of traditional and non-traditional preservation and protection systems, custom-developed fermentation and biotechnological actives, and cosmeceutical and nutricosmetic products. We also remain the world’s largest supplier of anti-dandruff actives with our Zinc Omadine™ product portfolio. In addition to our expansive product portfolio, Lonza Consumer Care has strong capabilities in large and small molecules, peptides, amino acids and niche bioproducts which play an important role in the development of advanced personal care technologies and applications. As the solution provider, our services extend from product development to formulation expertise. Additionally, we offer customized functional innovations including microbial and plant cell fermentation as well as natural products.Further information can be found at

Evonik Industries AG

As a specialist in concepts for effective skin, hair and body care products, Evonik Personal Care combines scientific excellence with passion. We always work according to the highest ethical and scientific principles – and we always put our hearts into it. We call our approach: The Soul & Science of Beauty. It includes three aspects: foresight, responsibility and realization. That means identifying chances and investing resources now to achieve better results in the future, doing business with responsibility towards the environment, society and clients as well as securing the best possible transparency within the product lifecycle. Furthermore it means seeing product development through to completion and delivering processes and products that get results. Evonik Personal Care uses renewable resources and sustainable methods based on three technology platforms: organics, silicones, actives. Emulsifiers, secondary surfactants, synthetic and enzymatically produced emollients, conditioners, thickeners, pearlizing agents and a wide spectrum of active ingredients comprise our product portfolio. These ingredients significantly contribute to consistency, efficacy and sensory appeal in personal care products. This determined, target-led mindset, combining technical knowledge, resourceful, networked thinking and decisive action, offers particular advantages when it comes to supporting the innovation projects of our clients.

Rahn Cosmetic Actives

RAHN AG is a financially independent Swiss family company with two business areas, EnergyCuring and Cosmetics. RAHN AG has been a key player in the international marketplace since 1940 and has more recently grown into an internationally acclaimed expert in the development and sale of speciality chemicals.


It began with a walk through a department store...In 1987, Stuart Herskovitz was walking by the cosmetic counters in a major department store when he noticed consumers trying on lipstick and placing them back into the display units. He then realized there was a need for disposables that would reduce the risks of cross-contamination... and thought... "If doctors and hospitals use medical disposables to reduce these risks, why not apply the same principle to the beauty industry?" And so Qosmedix was born.

Eckart: Effect Pigments

ECKART, founded in Germany in 1876, is an international manufacturer of pearlescent and real metallic effect pigments.

Sederma Inc - Cosmetic Active Ingredients

As the US subsidiary of Sederma S.A.S. and a member of the Croda International Group, Sederma’s revolutionary technology is made available to cosmetic manufacturers and marketers around the globe.With over forty years of leadership in research, development and state-of-the art technology, Sederma developed a wide range of truly unique cosmetic ingredients, earning itself an international reputation for innovation and performance.Sederma pioneered the field of well-defined peptides and biotechnology for cosmetics, and now with the addition of Instituto di Ricerche Biotecnologiche (IRB) ( ), innovators in stem cell and plant cell culture actives, continues to create ingredients that offer exciting and visibly beautifying results with proven efficacy.  Imagine science that can create a truly visible difference for… eyes that are more vibrant and wrinkle free... faces that are more even in tone and smoother in texture… bodies that are firmer and visibly smooth... skin that is healthier looking and more youthful in appearance... hair color that stays truer longer… By researching the biochemistry of the skin Sederma has developed innovative ingredients with substantiated efficacy for... age prevention and correction wrinkle reduction and a more even complexion pore tightening and sebum control skin firming and body contouring anti-stress and energizing optimal hydration and instant visible skin benefits and much more... Imagine the product recognition and consumer loyalty that can be gained from using a range of ingredients that make beautiful skin a reality. Sederma’s unique cosmetic ingredients do just that, and can help manufacturers create cosmetics that fulfill their consumer’s expectations.Innovation you can build on™

Croda Inc

Croda Inc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Croda International Plc, a U.K.-based manufacturer and world-wide supplier of oleo and industrial chemicals for the Personal Care, Home Care and Functional Specialties, Health Care, and Manufacturing Industries.


Purac’s natural lactic acid and lactate derivatives provide functional, natural and sustainable personal care solutions. Moisturizers, skin lightening, sebum control, skin rejuvenation and hydration are among the proven functionality for Purac's range of nature-inspired personal care ingredients. 

PLT Health Solutions

PLT Health Solutions is a trusted discoverer, developer, and marketer of high-quality, scientifically-supported ingredients that enhance health and functionality. As a leading ingredients innovator, PLT’s global network of strategic partnerships provides unique access to impactful solutions. By delivering an unsurpassed mix of expertise, resources, and service, PLT Health Solutions is committed to helping both its strategic partners and valued customers grow.

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