Innovation at the heart of our products  

Our innovation process is at the heart of our strategy and allows us to offer our customers the best-in-class natural ingredients for their cosmetic applications. Our innovation consists of 4 main steps: 

  • Ethical sourcing: we take inspiration from nature to find effective raw materials that we source while respecting regulations and local populations. 
  • Differentiating deciphering: we identify molecules of interest and their mechanism of action to develop the best-in-class ingredients. 
  • Efficient processing: we are a leader in plant extraction, and we keep improving our industrial processes in order to increase efficiency and reduce our impact on the environment.  
  • Smart positioning: We understand the needs and trends of today and strive to develop ingredients that will provide unique benefits to our customers. 

Guaranteeing transparency with the blockchain technology

Transparency and traceability are a priority to ensure we comply with all regulations. ACT4s.com (Active Cosmetic Trust for SEQENS) is the name of the traceability solution developed by SEQENS based on Blockchain technology to guarantee in real-time that each step from the plant sourcing to the release of the active ingredients complies with the COSMOS referential. 

Seqens Cosmetics Natural Ingredients offer

Natural Active Ingredients

Saffron (crocus sativus) flowers used to create one of our natural active ingredient Sens'flower

The development of our active ingredients is based on 3 innovation platforms. 

Exposome scientific platform

For years, SEQENS Cosmetics has been passionate about the different factors that affect our skin on a daily basis: the Exposome.  

With an urban lifestyle, people are facing daily aggressions such as pollution, tobacco smoke and UV rays, which can have a negative impact on our skin, the primary interface with our environment. We searched for natural solutions to fight against the effects of the exposome and developed botanical active ingredients to protect the skin from external aggressions. 

Lastest launch 
Cell’intact: The buckwheat seed extract for urban skin.  SEQENS Cosmetics proposes new solutions to tackle the Exposome through the launching of a new Expobiota scientific concept: “Expo” for exposome, “biota” for skin flora .
Discover Cell’intact 

Longevity scientific platform

SEQENS Cosmetics seeks to unlock well-aging mysteries. Our investigations focus on blue zones: regions recognized by scientists for the high proportion of healthy centenarians. 

Star active 
The characterized getto leaf extract from Okinawa Island. This well-aging solution acts as a slow-aging enhancer, a cell connection booster and skin complexion perfector. 
Discover

Glyco-intelligence scientific platform

SEQENS Cosmetics deciphers the structure of mega-sugars (exopolysaccharides) to predict their biological activities.  

Latest launch 
Glycuron 2.78: the 4 MDa megasugar active ingredient rich in uronic acid, from a Moorean biofermented source. 
Discover Glycuron 

Botanical extracts 

Myrtle flowers is part of our titrated extracts catalogue

Collection of botanical extracts inspired by art

SEQENS Cosmetics was naturally inspired by famous artworks to create natural ingredient collections illustrating masterpieces. 

Mont Venturi Collection 

Inspired by the painting “La Montagne Sainte-Victoire vue de Montbriand” by the French artist Paul Cézanne, this collection of 12 natural plant extracts is an invitation for a walk around the stunning landscape of the Sainte-Victoire mountain.

The range “Terroir en Beauté” : organic extracts from France

France is home to exceptional biodiversity and inspiring flora of more than 4,900 botanical species.  

SEQENS Cosmetics has selected some species from French regions to develop its collection of organic botanical extracts”Terroir en Beauté”.

Custom Development & Manufacturing 

Field of blue, yellow and red flowers. With natural raw material Seqens Cosmetics Natural Ingredients can help you to custom manufacture your ingredient

Cocreatation of botanical active ingredients. 

SEQENS Cosmetics develops custom ingredients from A to Z to adapt its offer to its customers’ requirements. 

Our customers can choose 100% personalized projects by adjusting the following parameters: 

  • Sourcing
  • Part of the plant 
  • Deciphering
  • Manufacturing process
  • Flexible preservation system (auto-preservation, sterilizing filtration)

Production sites

Address ZI de Limay 2, 8 Rue de Rouen
78440 Porcheville
Phone +33 1 34 79 57 00
Market Pharmaceutical, Specialty Ingredients & Cosmetics
Mail ContactSeqensPCV@seqens.com
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Surface: 40, 000 m²

Capabilities:

  • 4 kilo-labs
  • 2 cGMP pilot plants with 11 multipurpose reactors from 100 L to 2, 800 L (total capacity of 12 m³)
  • Temperature range: -15/+150°C  (hastelloy reactor: -80/+200°C)
  • 3 finishing rooms (agitated filter dryers, filters, dryers, milling and sieving equipments)

Flagship technologies:

  • Crystallization expertise and technologiesd(salt, co-crystal and polymorph screenings, process development)
  • Process Safety expertise and tecnologies
  • Flow chemistry for fine chemicals
  • Potent API process development
  • Genotoxic Impurities
  • Issue Management
  • Generic A.P.I Solid state expertise

Last inspection: ANSM  October 2018

Certification: GMP

Number of scientists: 110

Other: Ecosystem Pharma with integrated services

Address ESTER Technopole, 6 allée Skylab
87068 Limoges
Business Line Active
Phone +33 5 55 35 05 35
Market Cosmetics
Mail info.cosmetics@seqens.com
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Surface: 2, 000 m²

Lab surface: 70 m²

Capabilities: 4, 570 L of cosmetics reactors

Flagship technologies: Botanical extraction

Certifications: 

  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • COSMOS
  • EcoVadis gold