Global Bioenergies has received its first orders totalling several tonnes of its naturally-sourced isododecane product, Isonaturane 12, from a number of major cosmetics players including L’Oréal.
Isododecane is used in make-up to deliver long-wear properties, and in skincare and haircare for textures with lightness and softness.
Global Bioenergies makes a bio-sourced version of Isododecane, manufactured entirely in France from locally sourced raw materials, that meets ISO 16128 requirements in terms of naturalness in cosmetics products.
The Paris company said the first orders from L’Oréal, its leading shareholder via the cosmetic giant’s BOLD (Business Opportunities for L’Oréal Development) investment fund, will contribute to support the L’Oréal for the Future sustainability programme.
Ana Kljuic, vice-president R&I L’Oréal for the Future & Green Sciences, said: “Our investment in Global Bioenergies is at the core of our commitment to achieve 95% bio-based ingredients, derived from abundant minerals or circular processes in our formulas by 2030.
“Thanks to its breakthrough technology that is now becoming an industrial reality, Global Bioenergies drives forward the cosmetics sector in its quest for naturalness and, beyond cosmetics, helps it to make a broader proactive contribution to the environmental transition.”
Daphne Galvez, Global Bioenergies commercial director, added: “Today, longstanding discussions with specific key players come to fruition.
“A further spate of orders is under preparation: at in-cosmetics, the world-leading event for cosmetics ingredients held last month in Paris at which we launched Isonaturane 12 on the market, we held around a hundred discussions with a range of stakeholders including brands, tollers and distributors.”