Innomost is scaling up with a production plant and continued collaboration with Metsä Group, a Finnish forest industry company and a birch wood processor in Europe.
The production plant is designed to meet the international safety and quality standards for cosmetics and increase energy efficiency while minimizing the company's carbon footprint.
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Innomost produces bioactive compounds from upcycled birch bark, offering a sustainable alternative to palm, fossil and food original ingredients for beauty and personal care.
The company's current product portfolio consists of birch bark powder (INCI: Betula alba bark powder), betulin (INCI: Betula alba bark extract), suberin (INCI: Betula alba bark extract), birch charcoal powder (INCI: Charcoal Powder) and azelaic acid (INCI: Azelaic acid). These ingredients are used in skin, hair, body, decorative and oral formulations.
Birch bark powder provides deep cleansing for skin and hair, replacing microplastics, per the company. Betulin and Suberin have shown potent anti-aging efficacy in in-vitro tests.
Sami Selkälä, founder and CEO of Innomost, commented: “It’s really a win-win situation. The raw materials for Innomost’s products are available in large volumes at a feasible cost. Our raw material originates from certified Nordic forests, not from lands that could be used for food or feed. We are on top of the beauty trend for upcycling, zero waste and full-cycle natural cosmetics.”