Roquette ramps up plant-based beauty ingredient innovation

March 11, 2019

Within five years, the company aims to have 50% of its product portfolio for cosmetics composed of “new ingredients and solutions that do not yet exist.”

Roquette (La Madeleine, France), a supplier of plant-based ingredients and vegetal proteins, is strengthening its development of plant-based ingredients for the beauty and cosmetics market. In addition to setting ambitious new goals and bolstering the internal structure of its Beauté by Roquette group, launched last year, the company is doubling down on its partnership with Sytheon (Boonton, NJ), a U.S.-based specialty ingredient company for cosmetics and personal care, to develop new ingredients for the plant-based beauty market.

Roquette and Sytheon will introduce the first two active ingredients they have developed together, as well as three other plant-based ingredients, at the upcoming In-Cosmetics trade show in April. Said Roquette in a press release: “This new range of products will focus on improving sensorial benefits combining hydration, smooth and lasting protection for both hair and skin, moisturizing properties, and skin barrier repair.”

Roquette says it has also strengthened the internal structure of the Beauté by Roquette group and set new, ambitious goals for developing plant-based beauty ingredients-specifically, ingredients that have not yet been discovered. Within five years, the company aims to have 50% of its product portfolio for cosmetics composed of “new ingredients and solutions that do not yet exist.” The group is also expanding its footprint in Europe, North America, and Asia.

François Marchio, managing director and cofounder of Sytheon, commented in a press release: “Roquette’s strengths in sustainable innovation combined with Sytheon’s expertise in developing high-performance active ingredients for skincare products will benefit the personal care brands seeking perceivable value for the consumers, with no compromise on safety and quality requirements.