Creating bio-based ingredients with multiple functions
Sugar chemistry creates bio-based ingredients for many purposes.
At Seppic, the application of this chemistry is built around a comprehensive knowledge in the field of sugars and the 12 principles of green chemistry. This involves an entire ecosystem, spanning sugar supply chains, understanding of the molecular structures and chemical properties of sugars and their derivatives, processing and analytical methods. It even extends to mastering the functionality and performance of the ingredients, whether foaming, wetting, hydrotope, solubilizing, detergent, emulsifying or biologically active, in the finished products.
Mastering the chemistry of sugars and the chemistry of polyols, has given rise to three main families of nonionic surfactants:
- Sorbitan esters,
- Alkyl PolyGlycosides (APG),
- Polyol PolyGlycosides (PPG).
Beauty careEfficient and pleasurable ingredients for the beauty of everyone
Safe and beneficial, respectful of the planet and generous towards mankind, Beauty contributes to the well-being of everyone. Beauty is forward-looking because it integrates the values of sustainability, it is based on science, and it capitalizes on the digital evolution of our societies. At Seppic, a passionate beauty and skincare expert, we offer unique ingredients, derived from the very best of our technology, and combine them with inspiring concepts in order to give our customers a leg up.
At Seppic, our care expertise is based on a wide range of scientific expertise and technology, at the crossroads of biology, chemistry and physics.
We work first on skin in all its diversity, taking the microbiota into account as an intrinsic element, as well as the scalp and hair.
We consider the sensory experience to be essential for the consumer. This is why we have developed techniques for measuring and valuing sensory benefits through conventional sensory mapping, the study of preferences and the measurement of emotions by the physical parameters of the voice or gestures.
We recommend conscious formulation, using only the ingredients that are essential to each product. Thus, we value ingredient synergies and multifunctional ingredients that favor minimalist compositions in our formulations.
Finally, the safety of ingredients and formulas is always a priority. Our toxicology team uses a wide range of methods to assess safety in a context of diverse uses such as immature skin, injured skin, and mucous membranes.
Ingredients for active, sensory and lasting beauty
Derived from our extensive portfolio of technologies, our ingredients range from the active beauty of our wesource™ platform to sensory beauty.
For sensory beauty, we design ingredients that are robust and multi-functional, safe and responsible, for limitless creativity. Our polymeric rheology modifiers, our biodegradable, bio-sourced, and zero waste emulsifiers, and all of our sensory ingredients, are designed to create an infinite palette of textures, with naturality and without compromising on sensory and formulation benefits.
We design our future ingredients to meet the expectations of tomorrow’s beauty through conscious innovation and using renewable raw materials.
Our vision of tomorrow’s Beauty
We study the major trends that are shaping the Beauty of tomorrow. They are presented in our trilogy “Addressing #BeautyTomorrow”:
- #healthyliving, the reconnection with oneself, which combines self-realization and well being, for a wellness beauty.
- #betterliving, the reconnection to others and to the planet, which reinvents the paths of innovation and creates meaning, for a conscious beauty.
- #superliving, the connection to science and digital technology that pushes the boundaries of possibility for an augmented beauty.
The Beauty of the future is holistic and inclusive. It aims to be a source of comfort for all skin types. It is built from ingredients that provide beauty benefits both topically in cosmetics and orally in nutricosmetics.