Biosynthis’ portfolio consists of products light in texture and suitable for applications in cosmetics, including skin care and hair care. The raw materials from the French manufacturer will primarily serve as a natural alternative to synthetic emollients, and will be distributed by Biesterfeld in the DACH region, Eastern Europe and the Iberian Peninsula. Offerings include:
- Vegelight—A line of products launched in 2009 featuring a mix of different coconut alkanes, which can be used as a replacement for volatile mineral oil-based oils and polymers, a dispersant for pigments and minerals or as a solubilizing agent for elastomers. The raw material is COSMOS-certified, and can serve as a styling product.
- Viscoplast— A range made up of plant-based polymers that can replace petrochemical raw materials, obtained from the biological esterification of plant-based dimer acid and polyols. Viscoplast has a glossy effect without sticking, is waterproof and can be used as a thickener.
“The demand for organic raw materials is high in many markets, especially in the German-speaking region,” said Bartosz Piatkowski, sales director Europe-personal care & cleaning, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. “With the products of Biosynthis, we can offer our customers very interesting sustainable emollients that can be used without worries.”
Adds Biosynthis CEO Thierry Bernoud: “As a small, flexible company, we can respond quickly to new trends such as the high demand for bio-sourced and renewable ingredients, and to changes in the global market. With Biesterfeld, we have a distribution partner whose expertise makes them an outstanding representative for us on the market.”