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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.

Mibelle Biochemistry

Mibelle Biochemistry, a Swiss company, is specialized in the research and development of innovative, high-quality actives for the cosmetic industry. Inspired by nature Mibelle Biochemistry transforms naturally derived compounds into truly functional cosmetic ingredients. Furthermore Mibelle Biochemistry possesses powerful encapsulation technologies that guarantee optimum bioavailability. All products are accompanied by comprehensive technical support and marketing-oriented documentation.


INOLEX is an independent, global specialty cosmetic ingredient company. INOLEX research and development staff has a deep understanding of lifestyle trends with expertise in synthesis and formulation to provide innovative materials for the world's leading cosmetic and consumer product companies; the list includes: emulsifiers, emulsifying agents, sensory fluids, new non-toxic technologies for preserving cosmetics, high performance polymers for sun-care applications, and other renewable green-chemistry ingredients. Committed to innovation, INOLEX uses sustainable technologies and is acutely focuses on total quality, environmental management and effective solutions for formulation challenges.


Cosmetic ingredients from EMD: EMD is a leading manufacturer of ingredients for the cosmetic industry. Apart from color effect pigments, the company offers customers with its brands Eusolex(R), RonaCare(R) and Oxynex(R) cosmetic active ingredients for light protection and skin perfection used to protect the skin against UV radiation and premature aging as well as the highly effective insect repellent IR3535 (R). In particular, effect  pigments, belonging to the Cororona(R), Ronastar(R), Timiron(R), and Xirona(R) product range, and functional fillers from the RonaFlair(R) product portfolio are used in many cosmetic products and packaging in order to provide color, luster, gloss and other effects to strengthen brand identity.About Merck KGaA: Merck is a global pharmaceutical and chemical company with total revenues of € 11.17 billion in 2012, a history that began in 1668, and a future shaped by more than 39,000 employees in 66 countries. Its success is characterized by innovations from entrepreneurial employees. Merck's operating activities come under the umbrella of Merck KGaA, in which the Merck family holds an approximately 70% interest and shareholders own the remaining approximately 30%. In 1917 the U.S. subsidiary Merck & Co. was expropriated and has been an independent company ever since. Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany holds the global rights to the name and the trademark MERCK. The exception is North America, where we are represented by the EMD brand, which stands for “Emanuel Merck Darmstadt”More information on the products can be found at


Floratech® introduces Ecobeads®, a proven biodegradable, superiorly stable, low-cost exfoliant with superior skin feel; guaranteed to be free from polyethylene and other microplastics and suitable for daily use.Ecobeads can visually compliment any color scheme and are the ideal particle choice for eco-friendly, cost sensitive formulations in spa-themed therapy washes, massage products and other mass market product categories.Since 1975, Floratech has taken the lead in providing consistent, quality-tested, innovative ingredients with properties designed to meet the requirements of the modern formulator for cosmetic and personal care products. Floratech markets quality botanically-derived ingredients and our global distribution channels provide innovative ingredient options to the creators of effective, stable, and functional brand name products worldwide. Included in our ingredient line are natural and oil-free emollients, specialty particles, water-soluble emollients, and innovative jojoba esters, used to create superior products in categories which include: skin care, lip care, nail care, and hair care, in addition to color cosmetics, fragrance, and body wash products.

Induchem Companies

Cosmetic engineering. Quality, Reliability and Innovation in Cosmetic Active Ingredients. Since 1946 Induchem has been a leading Swiss producer of cosmetic actives, carrier systems and other raw material ingredients for the personal care and cosmetics industries. Induchem provides reliable support to customers around the globe through direct sales channels as well as a network of agents and distributors in over 40 countries. Induchem combines distinguished Swiss quality with cutting edge research to bring innovative specialty ingredients and technologies to the market.Together with Libragen, a leading expert in the field of biocatalysis and bioprocesses and Temmentec, a full service partner for formulation, production, filling and packaging, Induchem companies are the ideal collaboration partner for finding alternative and unique solutions to fit your cosmetic concepts. ActivesInduchem offers more than 40 different active ingredients for all skin care conditions (whitening, soothing, anti aging, slimming, conditioning, self tanning, regenerating, anti-pollution, …). Induchem received 3 international awards in 2013 for Neodermyl®, its latest "needle-free" collagen and elastin filler.Visual carrier technologyInduchem has more than 25 years of successful experience in the manufacturing of 3D spheres and shapes (stars, flowers, hearts) to improve the visible appearance and the properties of your formula.Specialty polymersInduchem has developed a unique range of film forming polymers to enhance your sun care formula and your makeup products.

Corbion Purac

Corbion: the global market leader in L-Lactic acid and L-Lactic acid derivatives. Corbion delivers high performance biobased L-Lactic acid and L-Lactic acid derivatives that are applied in global markets such as food, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, home and personal care, packaging, automotive, coatings and coating resins.

Bonicel (Ganeden Biotech)

Founded in 1997, Cleveland, Ohio-based Ganeden Biotech is at the forefront of probiotic research and product development with an extensive library of published studies and more than 100 patents for probiotic technologies in the food, beverage, animal health, and personal care ingredients markets.

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.


We transform nature’s plants into useful products and efficient solutions for the Personal Care industry around the globe.

Active Organics, Inc

Active Organics®, founded in 1981, is a worldwide supplier of natural performance ingredients and botanical actives to the personal care industry. We supply the broadest selection of botanical actives from the world’s best sources and customize these offerings in terms of solvent (base), preservative system, and package size.

BASF's Personal Care business profile

BASF’s Personal Care business is the world’s leading supplier of high performance ingredients for the personal care industry. As part of BASF’s Care Chemicals division, the business provides all the resources of a global industry leader combined with consumer insights and innovation-driven solutions.

Clariant International Ltd

Clariant is one of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies and offers a complete range of ingredients for the personal care market.With a steadily expanding team of professionals, we are continuously growing and evolving with a focus on skin and hair care, developing platforms for sustainable innovations and sensory solutions.With our new Secret Code of Beauty, we use five complementary codes to create a portfolio of specialty ingredients for skin and hair care formulations.  The unique combination of our outstanding market expertise, the creative power of innovation, deep insight into consumer trends, our sustainability focus, and a passion for sensory solutions, create a product portfolio that is tailor-made to ensure your success.  Whatever you and your customers need, we will create the perfect combination for you.


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

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.

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.

Provital Group

PROVITAL GROUP is a Spanish company, based in Barcelona, dedicated to the research and development, production, marketing and sales of Ingredients and Actives for the cosmetics industry. We are focused on the creation of novel concepts for natural active ingredients. Besides safety, we study and evaluate the specific actions of our products on the skin and hair, and supply our customers with much more active, sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions.


AAK Personal Care is a leading supplier of natural based functional ingredients for use in skin care, hair care, colour cosmetics and other personal care applications.

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