From Concept to Practise

From Concept to Practise: Eco-Designed Functional & Sensorial Ingredients from Sustainable Sources for Ethical Beauty Care

Rising interest towards natural beauty, personal care industry should take into consideration the related impact on Environment of involved ingredients. Urgent necessity to rethink the methods also understanding the potential end-of-life behavior in the Planet. The present work demonstrates that circular economy adapted to cosmetics opens the possibility to minimize the impact: non-competition with food supplies assure to keep them precious for human kind and to create value for the industry.

From circular economy concept to the adoption of Nagoya protocol, ROELMI HPC supports the development of ethical networks, promoting sustainable production chains.

Mediterranean renewable sources are involved in integrated supply chains, completely controlled and traceable, to design out innovation.

Olifeel® line: the selective research on olive benefits to reach specific cosmetic applications are pursued by isolating purified non-edible fractions through 100% soft green manufacturing process. Resulted purity allows formulators to work with complete freedom in choosing natural ingredients such as: (i) gelling and texturing capacity, (ii) actives enhancer and skin feel, (iii) primary emulsifiers.

EMotion® Line: an industrial plant, completely converted to “green chemistry” allows the creation of high-purity Pelargonic acid (above 98) from different sustainable crops, by local cultivar in marginal lands to create a wide range of biodegradable emollients with exceptional touch and outstanding properties (solubilization and dispersion of UV filters and pigments). Biodegradability tested as per OECD 301B method.

Celus-Bi® Feel: technological sensorial spheres for sustainable cosmetics. Texturizers with proved performances (unique softness, smoothness & absorption rate) against standard plasticizing powders and peculiar environmental-friendly impact on the Environment (readily biodegradable according to OECD 301 method). Efficient solution to formulate eco-sustainably, maintaining or improving, all the technical cosmetic performances but replacing standard powders like Nylon, PMMA, Polyurethane and PE. This is the ethical choice to avoid marine litter and face legislative restriction on cosmetics.

Méditerranée line, the essence of botanical extracts developed through sustainable solvents represents brand-new concrete efforts in sustainable ingredients.

Andrea Maltagliati

Market Manager – Personal Care

ROELMI HPC