Givaudan boosts its position in the microbiome market

An expert scientist at Givaudan Active Beauty conducting microbiome research Givaudan continues to invest in Active Beauty and its metagenomics platform. The company’s main aim here is to boost its pioneering position in the microbiome market.

As the only fragrance company with in-house microbiome research capabilities, Givaudan remains committed to making strategic investments that will push the boundaries of scientific innovation.

Following the installation of state-of-the-art automation equipment at the Applied Microbiomics Centre of Excellence in Toulouse, France, the company will accelerate the high throughput screenings (HTS) to offer more disruptive solutions for customers. With over 15 years’ experience in the field of microbiomics, Givaudan Active Beauty continues to develop active cosmetics ingredients, available in South Africa from The Care Co., which are designed to activate, protect or balance the skin microbiota.

Ingredients for the microbiome

Laurent Bourdeau, head of Active Beauty, says: ‘Not only are these investments in line with our 2020 strategy, our astonishing advancements in microbiomics also allow us to bring ground-breaking concepts to new and existing customers. As the microbiome trend continues to grow, our teams will be at the forefront of this area of scientific research.’

Expert scientists at Givaudan were the first to discover the creation of ‘microbiome-activated’ ingredients as well as ‘microbiome-protecting’ agents, resulting in two award-winning active ingredients: Brightenyl and Revivyl.

Innovation awards

Brightenyl, the first microbiome activated skin brightener, won a Gold and Bronze Innovation Award in 2015 at in-cosmetics Global and in-cosmetics Latin America, respectively. The first holistic skin renewal accelerator, Revivyl won Gold for Best Innovation Award at in-cosmetics Latin America and in-cosmetics Asia in 2017.

The company’s expert vision on the skin microbiome and the key drivers as to why Givaudan Active Beauty created Brightenyl and Revivyl are detailed in a new whitepaper entitled Leadership in Microbiomics for Cosmetics.

Maurizio Volpi, president of Givaudan’s fragrance division, comments: ‘It’s fascinating for a fragrance house to lead the creation of new active cosmetics ingredients in microbiomics. I’m very proud of the team in our Applied Microbiomics Centre of Excellence which is constantly pioneering the ingredients of tomorrow. This also includes our teams around the world working alongside our customers to create inventive new products for their markets.’

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