Evonik is strengthening its position in the market for cosmetic active ingredients by acquiring the Swiss plant extract manufacturer Botanica. Botanica will be part of the Care Solutions business line within Evonik's Life Sciences Nutrition & Care Division. With the help of Botanica's know-how and extract expertise, Evonik will develop a wide range of sustainable extracts to expand its broad portfolio of cosmetic active ingredients.
The EcoVadis assessment methodology, which rates more than 75,000 companies, looks at environment, sustainable supply chain, ethics, labour and human rights.
EcoVadis is one of a number of external partners we utilise for continuous improvement. In 2021, Botanica achieved a Platinum medal in EcoVadis, confirming our position in the top 1% of all companies under assessment.
Arnica is an aromatic perennial growing plant.
It grows up to 30 cm and has downy egg-shaped leaves and bright yellow daisylike flowers.
Arnica has been used extensively in European folk medicine.
Ointments or compresses provide support for hematomas, bruises, sprains, muscle pain and against inflammations.
HYDRepair® Complexes – Natural moisture and regeneration
As the largest human organ, the skin performs many different functions to protect and regulate. In order for the skin to perform these important tasks, it needs nutrients, trace elements and supporting skin care substances from both inside and outside. Frequent washing and disinfection places additional strain on the skin's protective function. Botanica has developed a purely natural HYDRepair® plant extract system, which optimally supports moisturising and regenerating cosmetic formulations. The plants can be individually combined to create your own HYDRepair® plant extract complex.
Botanica has developed a valuable and extraordinary concentrate from the inconspicuous houseleek plant. The gentle extraction process recovers the houseleek’s precious ingredients. The modest and robust plant grows primarily on rocky ground, and in some cases even on rooftops. The succulent plant is capable of storing water in its waxy leaves. In folk medicine, the plant’s sap is used to treat minor burns, redness and irritation of the skin. In vitro tests have produced exceptional results and shown that the extract provides the skin with protection while also regenerating and lightening it.
Glechoma Bio Extractive®- First aid for irritated skin
Already in ancient times Glechoma Hederacea was used as a medicinal plant.
As remedy against coughs or to treat poorly healing wounds and skin diseases such as psoriasis,
the medicinal plant is still used today.
Glechoma Bio Extractive® supports cosmetic formulations with the following properties::
Baby apple – the sustainable solution from nature for sensitive skin
Apple extracts have been used for decades in the cosmetic industry. Baby apple extract is rich in malic acid and chlorogenic acid and inhibits skin irritations. Baby apple extract may be useful in sensitive skin, anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, skin barrier recovery and sun care products.