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.
Seqens Cosmetics Natural Ingredients offer
Natural Active Ingredients
The development of our active ingredients is based on 3 innovation platforms.
Exposome: adapting skin to environmental factors
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.
Cell’intact™: inspired by the phytoremediation power of the buckwheat seed. This active ingredient
is the new solution to adapt the skin microbiota to the urban environment. This is the birth of the
Expo’biota scientific concept: “Expo” for exposome, “biota” for skin flora.
Longevity: unlocking well-aging mysteries
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.
Celebr’age™ Getto: inspired by the blue zones ethnobotanical surveys, the getto leaf from Okinawa Island
has been identified as a botanical solution for well-aging. The active developed from this plant acts as a
slow-aging enhancer, a cell connection booster and skin complexion perfector.
Glyco-intelligence scientific platform: deciphering sugars’ innovative properties
SEQENS Cosmetics deciphers the structure of mega-sugars (exopolysaccharides) to predict their biological activities.
Glycuron™ 2.78: iInspired by the microbiota of the Magnificent Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica),
the giant exopolysaccharide synthesized by bacteria from this marine animal plays a role on our skin
and our emotions. The active ingredient developed from this XXL sugar interacts with skin receptors by
improving skin moisturization, skin complexion but also by enhancing emotional perception.
Etho-phytology: exploring animal’s behavior to develop cosmetic solutions
Phyt’anim™ Grains of Paradise: Inspired by observations of animal behavior able to select plants to
heal themselves, the Grains of Paradise seeds are identified as beneficial for the protection of gorilla
myocardium thanks to their strong anti-inflammatory properties. The active ingredient developed from
this plant acts in the same way at the skin level by helping it to emerge from chronic inflammation,
resulting in a clinical reduction in transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and redness.
Collection of botanical extracts inspired by art
The diversity of nature is a continuous source of inspiration for both science and art.
Just as an artist creates, we develop our natural cosmetic ingredients by combining strong
technical expertise with fertile imagination.
Our French roots are deeply anchored in history and art; we were naturally inspired by famous
artworks to create natural ingredient collections illustrating masterpieces.
The Mont Venturi Collection: inspired by the painting “La Montagne Sainte-Victoire vue
de Montbriand” by Paul Cézanne, a French painter. This special masterpiece takes you for a
stroll around Provence, a region in the South of France, to discover our natural plant extracts,
traditionally grown in Provence.
Sleeping Beauty Collection: a timeless fairytale, written by French author Charles Perrault,
that we are all familiar with. Through this collection, SEQENS invites you to a reinterpretation/
rereading of the tale to discover our extracts incorporated in the story as it goes on.
The range “Terroir en Beauté” : organic extracts from France
Terroir en Beauté™ is an invitation to discover French regions and visit our organic farmers where
we source our ingredients.
This initiative was taken since the birth of the company to support our local economy and to
get high quality of natural ingredients in line with our CSR strategy.
Indeed, Terroir en Beauté guarantees ingredients with a certified source, traceable from the
plant to the finished extract.
Custom Development & Manufacturing
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:
- Part of the plant
- Manufacturing process
- Flexible preservation system (auto-preservation, sterilizing filtration)
Surface: 40, 000 m²
- 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)
- 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
Number of scientists: 110
Other: Ecosystem Pharma with integrated services
Surface: 2, 000 m²
Lab surface: 70 m²
Capabilities: 4, 570 L of cosmetics reactors
Flagship technologies: Botanical extraction
- ISO 9001
- ISO 14001
- EcoVadis gold