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Biolie or the art of sublimating waste into cosmetics

Nicolas Attenot

The trend of valorisation of co-products from different industries is on the rise in the cosmetics sector. Many active ingredient suppliers are starting to offer ingredients from waste products. At Biolie, this principle of circular economy is not new, on the contrary, it is one of the pillars of the company. Interview with Nicolas Attenot, founder of Biolie and man of conviction.

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The Biolie adventure began with the development of an enzyme extraction system, imagined by two academics from Lorraine. A “clean” process, which makes it possible to obtain original natural ingredients from different types of raw materials without solvents, with almost zero environmental impact.

Having such an efficient technology is good, knowing how to sell it is better,“ says Nicolas Attenot with a smile. “I met my two partners during 2009. At that time, I was working in an incubator. With a scientific background, I immediately joined their project. I was in line with their desire to market clean products. So I joined the adventure in order to find the right commercial strategy.”

The three partners founded Biolie in 2012 and started to approach different industries, including cosmetics.
The offer is simple: to develop “clean” active ingredients thanks to their technology.

“We offer an R&D service, from sourcing to the ingredient. But this kind of service takes time. To be competitive and penetrate the market effectively, it was necessary to have references formulated by us, like all other suppliers of raw materials.”

Consistency, what the hell!

The creators of Biolie started to work on their in-house active ingredients. But for this, …

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