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Fusing science and nature for powerful performance

As creators of beautiful fragrances and cosmetics, we often look to the natural world for inspiration. We draw upon the extraordinary benefits and properties of plants, microorganisms and vegetable sources, translating these with the latest sustainable biotechnologies into highly functional, high-performance products. This process is both a science and an art led by our passionate experts, and the result is our cutting edge Active Cosmetic Ingredients range – carefully formulated, delivering scientifically proven cosmetic benefits which are among the best that our world has to offer.

In June 2014, we expanded our capabilities in nature-derived beauty performance with the addition of French cosmetics company, Soliance. Soliance specialises in harnessing active ingredients derived from sustainable sources including plants, microorganisms and microalgae that deliver real benefits to skin and hair. Soliance is a world leader in the manufacturing of non-animal derived hyaluronic acid and dihydroxyacetone (DHA) for self-tanning.

More recently, in August 2015, we acquired induchem, a Swiss company with a global presence, and a portfolio of innovative, highly functional products with proven efficacy and results. Induchem also provides deep research expertise in fields such as biocatalysis, metagenomics, and biochemical synthesis.

Our Active Cosmetic Ingredients portfolio is scientifically tested in-vitro and in-vivo for efficacy. It is here that we find solutions, derived from the natural world, that boast moisturising, firming, toning, lifting and freshening properties for personal care and cosmetics. The exclusive synergies between Soliance and induchem’s professional expertise give us access to the latest technologies, enabling us to develop award-winning molecules and a new generation of cosmetics ingredients such as actives, visual carriers, biovectors, polymers, additives, and exciting breakthroughs in skin rejuvenation.

We look forward to developing this powerful offering to serve our customers in the cosmetic sector, and to bring consumers around the world the best from beautiful nature.