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Innovative technologies

Innovation is not simply about inventing something new – it’s about making it new – and better. This is particularly true when it comes to beauty, and an attitude we bring to our cosmetic creations. Whether it’s a creative process or discovery, novel technologies or a different way of showcasing our ingredients, we constantly think of new ideas that deliver more beauty to consumers around the world.

Changing the face of beauty

Our five technology pillars blend expertise in natural molecules with breakthroughs in skin understanding. This is how we’re changing the face of the beauty business.


The ocean reveals its riches

Givaudan’s expertise in ‘blue’ technologies draws on molecules and active ingredients found in the ocean. The advantage of marine technology is that not only does it offer powerful beauty properties, it is a highly sustainable resource.

Throughout the ages, societies have looked to the oceans and the minerals contained in our seas to heal and soothe skin, benefitting from the rich source of anti-ageing or hydrating benefits found in the briny waters or the sea bed.

Fabrice, Marketing and Innovation Director at Givaudan Active Beauty is excited about modernising these age-old beauty rituals: “For eons we have looked to the sea to heal us. This is because all life comes from the sea and oceans abound in rich minerals and life-giving properties. However, in the domain of cosmetics, marine technology still remains largely unchartered waters.

At Givaudan, we are mapping these marine possibilities at our dedicated marine centre in Brittany, France, where we develop technology to cultivate microalgae and identify new molecules that have skin care benefits.”