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Natural active ingredients

respectful of the environment

Clariant Active Ingredients offers products that come from unique places in the world, places with a rich biodiversity and with powerful endemic plants. Sustainability is a key pillar of our strategy and we source our raw materials in a responsible manner.

As an example, Eosidin, our active to control indoor pollution, is made of extracts of Citrus unshiu pruned at an immature level by farmers to boost tree growth.

10% of all the production is normally destroyed, which represents 70 000 tons of citrus. With Eosidin, we now utilize a part of this waste and offer the farmers additional revenue for their production.

In addition, Clariant Active Ingredients portfolio contains products that comply with the Cosmos standard for Natural Cosmetic.

Jeju Island: a UNESCO heritage protected island

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Jeju Island belongs to South Korea and is located in the Yellow sea, between Korea, Japan and China. It is a volcanic island dominated by the Mount Hallasan, a 1 950 meters high volcano now inactive.

The rocky soil on the island mixed with volcanic ash and the humid subtropical climate allowed the development of a unique ecosystem, protected as the World's Natural and Cultural Heritages by UNESCO. Jeju is also known as one of the purest place in the world, the least affected by pollution.

Three main sourcing from Jeju Island are used in Clariant Active Ingredients portfolio: Camellia japonica (for RedSnow and Dongbaek Oil ), Citrus unshiu (for Eosidin) and Sargassum fusiforme (for Fuligo).

Winner of 2018 Sustainable Beauty Awards in the category »Sustainable Ingredient«

The citrus unshiu cultivation and the extraction process have been designed to reduce waste, limit the environmental impact, and be non-food competitive. The citrus comes from the small unripe fruit that would normally be harvested and thrown away by farmers in order to boost tree growth.

The immature waste fruits account for around 10% of Jeju’s production. Instead, these unripe fruits are collected and used to create the raw material, ensuring an up-cycling process. The unique supply network provides local farmers with a new opportunity to supplement their income and improve living standards.

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Eosidin sustainable award

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Cosmos approved ingredients

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Cosmos standard has been developed to define requirements for natural cosmetics and ingredients, in order to stimulate processes for sustainable production in the cosmetic industry.

Ingredients with Cosmos approval:
  • respect biodiversity
  • use natural resources responsibly and respect the environment
  • use manufacturing processes that are clean and respectful of human health and the environment

THE FOLLOWING CLARIANT ACTIVE INGREDIENTS ARE APPROVED BY ECOCERT GREENLIFE, CONFORM TO THE COSMOS STANDARD:

Winner of 2018 Sustainable Beauty Awards in the category »Sustainable Ingredient«

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High impact
WHY IS EOSIDIN
SO SUSTAINABLE?

The citrus unshiu cultivation and the extraction process have been designed to reduce waste, limit the environmental impact, and be non-food competitive. The citrus comes from the small unripe fruit that would normally be harvested and thrown away by farmers in order to boost tree growth.

The immature waste fruits account for around 10% of Jeju’s production. Instead, these unripe fruits are collected and used to create the raw material, ensuring an up-cycling process. The unique supply network provides local farmers with a new opportunity to supplement their income and improve living standards.

 

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