Sophim will introduce PhytOlive Fine (INCI: Olea Europaea Seed) an olive-sourced exfoliant alternative to plastic beads at in-cos Global 2023 in Barcelona, March 28-30. The ingredient offers benefits for the skin, including cleansing, purifying, soothing, softening and more and stimulates cell renewal by eliminating dead skin and impurities.
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PhytOlive Fine comes in the form of a powder obtained by grinding and sieving olive stones which contain an oil rich in tocopherol (vitamin E), oleic and linoleic acids, known for their antioxidant and nourishing properties. The ingredient does not interact with others in a formula, offering efficiency and stability to formulators, per Sophim.
Made in France, Provence origin, it is COSMOS approved and offers a grain size of 500 microns and is heat treated, allowing it to be sterilized.
Alexis Margnat, managing director, Sophim, commented: "Sophim's growth encourages us to launch ingredients in line with our upcycled model and olive expertise. As circular economy is our business model since 1996, we are proud to expand our portfolio in accordance to our core values."