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Global Bioenergies' biobased isododecane in L'Oréal formulations

L'isododécane biosourcé de Global Bioenergies dans les formules de L'Oréal

Less than two months after the commissioning of the Pomacle commercial production unit, Global Bioenergies has received its first orders totalling several tonnes of Isonaturane® 12 from a number of major cosmetics players, including L’Oréal. Isonaturane® 12 is the trademark registered by Global Bioenergies to designate its naturally sourced isododecane product.

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Isododecane is a molecule used in the cosmetics industry, both in the make-up segment, where it is able to deliver longwear properties, and in skincare and haircare, where it endows textures with lightness and softness.
Thanks to Global Bioenergies, this compound is now available in a bio-sourced version that meets ISO 16128 requirements in terms of naturalness in cosmetics products. Isonaturane®12 is manufactured entirely in France from locally sourced raw materials.

For L’Oréal, Global Bioenergies’ leading shareholder via the company’s BOLD (Business Opportunities for L’Oréal Development) investment fund, these first orders of Isonaturane® will contribute to support the Group’s efforts in terms of naturalness of its make-up products and are in line with the objectives of its Sustainability program L’Oréal for the Future.

Ana Kljuic, Vice-President R&I L’Oréal for the Future & Green Sciences, explained: “Our investment in Global Bioenergies is at the core of our commitment to achieve 95% bio-based ingredients, derived from abundant minerals or circular processes in our formulas by 2030. Thanks to its breakthrough technology that is now becoming an industrial reality, Global Bioenergies drives forward the cosmetics sector in its quest for naturalness and, beyond cosmetics, helps it to make a broader proactive contribution to …

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