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Renowned for its expertise, unique know-how and genuine passion for plants since 1978, Alban Muller is a natural product designer dedicated to high-tech and eco-designed extracts, formulation ingredients and skin care formulas.
Since its creation in 1978, Alban Muller International has built a customer-oriented approach to quality and has aimed to enhance plants and develop innovative manufacturing processes.
A unique technology: Zeodration
Based on our strong experience, we have developed a unique process: the zeodration.
This technology has been designed to create standardized extracts that are concentrated and titrated into active molecules. This optimized drying technique is energy-efficient and ecologically clean to preserve the extract's effectiveness.
Alban Muller’s range of products
With its R&D centre and its manufacturing site in France in the Cosmetic Valley, Alban Muller masters every stage of the development and production of its eco-friendly high-performance ingredients. For more information on the Crodarom Portfolio, please visit: https://www.crodapersonalcare.com/en-gb/product-finder?brands=4
Cosmephytami® - Water soluble botanical extracts
Cosmephytami® is the first of Alban Muller’s ranges of high-quality botanical extracts, and is the best way to illustrate tradition perfected by science.
This huge range of highly concentrated beauty actives offers many sustainability claims:
- Traceability from the raw material to the final extract, and with an active molecule quantification on each batch.
- Eco-design as they are produced with the zeodration process, with optimised extraction parameters.
- Naturalness: 100% natural derived (ISO16128), mainly from organic culture, Cosmos approved or certified.
- Quality: a standardised process for constant and reproducible concentration.
Lipidami® - Oil soluble botanical extracts
Answering consumer’s quest for a healthier and more balanced life, the Lipidami® range is composed of botanical extracts titrated into organic sunflower oil.
These 100% natural derived products are hero ingredients of waterless beauty, offering the vital treasures of nature with an optimized, eco-friendly process.
Tested high-tech actives
Alban Muller offers an extensive range of highly concentrated, standardised and tested actives obtained through a clean and exclusive process.
Inspired by the observation of nature and traditional uses of plants, as well as the research of the adaptation strategy and defence mechanisms in the plant world, Alban Muller’s high-tech range is developed with the latest scientific innovation and tested for proven efficacy.
This range is designed to meet the specific needs of the skin:
- Soothing properties: Cytokalmine™ EC
- Moisturising properties: Amiporine™ ER
- Balancing effects: Amiderm™ ER
- Radiance effects: Amiperfect™ EC
- Protecting properties: Lipolami™ ER, Protectami™, Preparami™ ER
- Better ageing effects: Repulpami™ EC, Padinami™, Glucohyami™ GL
Natural formulation ingredients
Alban Muller provides multifunctional formulation ingredients. These natural alternatives are designed to substitute synthetic ingredients, to meet specific cosmetic needs.
- Texturizing agents: for sensoriality/alternative to silicones.
- Vegetable oils & butters to provide smoothness & comfort.
- Natural preservatives: alternative to chemical products.
- 100% natural exfoliating particles & powders.
Turnkey cosmetic products
True botanical signatures, Alban Muller’s premium turnkey formulas are the guarantee of a natural, sensorial and effective cosmetic, a response to market trends and customer expectations, at the forefront of green innovation.
Alban Muller’s sustainability commitments
Conscious of drawing raw materials from the environment and biodiversity, Alban Muller strives to limit its ecological impact and has made the choice to control its entire production chain, from plant seed to final product.
Working with agricultural partners located near its production site (Beauce region of France) has helped to reduce transport-related pollution and carbon footprint, to improve sustainability, transparency and traceability and to make sure the cultivation techniques were in accordance with good agricultural practices.
It’s not only about supply chains, from ecological production technologies to waste management, Alban Muller’s unique process respects both people and the environment.
Alban Muller joined Sederma and Crodarom in their “Be ACTIVEly Committed” sustainability program. Together, they are elevating the concept to the “committed beauty” by providing transparency along the entire supply chain, to the benefit all.
Alban Muller, part of Croda Personal Care
Alban Muller has joined the international chemistry group in 2021. With Crodarom, another botanical extraction specialised located in Southern France, it is forming the Botanical Alliance within the Croda group, a natural alliance for Beautanicals.
Croda was established in 1925, Croda is the name behind high performance ingredients and technologies: creating, making and selling speciality chemicals that are relied on by industries and consumers everywhere.
They have a network of over 4,200 passionate and committed employees, working together as one global team across manufacturing sites and offices in 36 countries. Croda Personal Care is dedicated to working with its customers to meet evolving consumer needs, whilst maintaining its commitment to sustainability and social responsibility through initiatives that include the use of certified sustainable palm oil and other renewable raw materials. The company’s expertise in formulation development, claims substantiation, market analysis and regulatory support provides customers immediate access to essential services for successful product development.
As a global business, Croda Personal Care offers a wide and diverse product portfolio including a full line of natural, botanical ingredients from its Crodarom and Alan Muller division and a full range of skin and hair care actives from its Sederma division.
In addition, Croda is home to the global fragrance and flavours business Iberchem and Parfex, a French fragrance house based in Grasse, the world capital for fragrances.