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 products

Berkemyol​ range for cosmetics: stabilized polyphenols for skin care

Vitisol ​for hair care:Grape seed OPC

Pineol ​for nutricosmetics: Pine bark OPC

Premium Grape OPC ​for nutricosmetics: Grape seed OPC



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.

Related resources

Simply the best of Nature

Simply the best of Nature

Content provided by BERKEM, Active by Principle | 14-Jun-2016 | White Paper

Botanykem™ is a range of botanical extracts and floral waters that places the power of the plant world at the service of beauty. Exotic or traditional...

Berkem makes you younger with potentilla flower

Berkem makes you younger with potentilla flower

Content provided by BERKEM, Active by Principle | 02-Jun-2015 | Data Sheet

From the heart of potentilla rhizomes, a delicate and potent flower, Berkem has developed Berkemyol® potentilla, a highly purified active ingredient rich...