Actives & Extracts

Actives & Extracts

We offer an interesting mix of well-known actives (Bisabolol, Coenzyme Q10), active ingredients encapsulated by means of novel technologies (BioGenics series) and the CitroForest line composed of natural Oils & Butters sustainable sourced from Brazilian diversity.

BioGenics actives use novel oligomer complex and multi-stabilizing micro-emulsion technology to solubilize and stabilize active ingredients. With this technology high concentration of e.g. Caffeine (BioGenic Caffeine-210) and Salicylic Acid (BioGenic Sallic-210) can be dissolved in water without recrystallization. Citroleo’s Oils & Butters are high quality emollients and with their antioxidant and moisturizing properties they reveal added value to skin and hair care applications.

Actives & Extracts

Description:

INCI: Euterpe Oleracea Pulp Oil

Vegetal origin
Use level: 0.1%-10%

Features:

Açaí Oil is a non-refined, high-quality emollient, sustainably sourced from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. It is rich in omega-3, omega-6, omega-9 fatty acids and polyphenols (anthocyanins).

  • antioxidant properties
  • moisturizes and nourishes the skin
  • effective in hyperpigmentation treatments
Functions:

Anti-ageing
Antioxidant
Hair conditioning
Moisturizing
Nourishing
Skin lightening

Description:

INCI: Carapa Guiamensis Seed Oil

Vegetal origin
approved by COSMOS & ECOCERT

Use level: 1%-5%

Features:

Andiroba Oil is a non-refined, high-quality emollient, sustainably sourced from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. It is rich in fatty acids and limonoids.

  • anti-inflammatory activity
  • moisturizes and revitalizes the skin
  • natural insect repellent
Functions:

Hair conditioning
Moisturizing
Soothing

Description:

INCI: Orbignya Oleifera

Vegetal origin
approved by COSMOS & ECOCERT

Use level: 0.5%-8%

Features:

Babaçu Oil is a non-refined, high-quality emollient, sustainably sourced from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. It is rich in lauric acid.

  • moisturizes the skin
  • emulsifying properties
  • penetration enhancer effect
Functions:

Moisturizing
Hair conditioning

Description:

INCI: Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil

Vegetal origin
approved by COSMOS & ECOCERT

Use level: 1.5%-5%

Features:

Buriti Oil is a non-refined, high-quality emollient, sustainably sourced from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. It is rich in oleic/lauric acids and carotenoids.

  • antioxidant properties
  • anti-inflammatory activity
  • moisturizes the skin
Functions:

Anti-ageing
Antioxidant
Hair conditioning
Moisturizing
Soothing

Description:

INCI: Bisabolol

Vegetal origin
approved by COSMOS & ECOCERT

Use level: 0.1%-0.5%

Features:

CITRUE BISABOLOL is a 100% natural product, sustainably produced.

  • anti-inflammation properties
  • stimulates wound healing
  • anti-bacterial (deoderizing) activities
Functions:

Anti-acne
Anti-microbial
Soothing

Description:

INCI: Copaifera Species Resin Oil

Vegetal origin

Use level: 0.1%-10%

Features:

Copaiba Balm and Copaiba Oil are sustainable sourced from Brazilian biodiversity.
Copaiba Balm is an oil-resin extracted from the Copaiba tree.

Copaiba Oil is obtained by steam distillation process of the balm. The final product is a lighter compound, free of the crude resin.
Copaiba Balm and Oil are excellent odor fixative in perfumery.

  • anti-inflammatory activity
  • natural anti-microbial
Functions:

Anti-microbial
Soothing

Description:

INCI: Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter

Vegetal origin
approved by COSMOS & ECOCERT

Use level: 1%-10%

Features:

Cupuaçu Butter is a non-refined, high-quality emollient, sustainably sourced from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. It is rich in oleic/stearic acids, polyphenols and vitamin A and C.

  • antioxidant properties
  • improves skin elasticity
  • moisturizes the skin
Functions:

Anti-ageing
Antioxidant
Hair conditioning
Moisturizing
Nourishing

Description:

INCI: Astrocaryu Murumuru Seed Powder

Vegetal origin

Use level: 0.5%-1.0%

Features:

Eco Scrub Murumuru is a sustainable, biodegradable and 100% natural alternative for PE and PE exfoliants. It has all the emollient properties & benefits of the original butter, providing a smooth exfoliation to the body.

  • removes dead skin cells
  • moisturizes the skin
  • promotes a soft feeling to the skin
Functions:

Exfoliant
Moisturizing

Description:

INCI: Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter

Vegetal origin
approved by COSMOS & ECOCERT

Use level: 0.5%-8%

Features:

Murumuru Butter is a non-refined, high-quality emollient, sustainably sourced from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. It is rich in lauric acid.

  • moisturizes and nourishes the hair (anti-frizz)
  • skin moisturizer
Functions:

Moisturizing
Frizz control
Hair conditioning
Soothing

Description:

INCI: Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil

Vegetal origin
approved by COSMOS & ECOCERT

Use level: 0.5%-7%

Features:

Pracaxi Oil is a non-refined, high-quality emollient, sustainably sourced from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. It is rich in lauric and myristic acids.

  • moisturizes the skin
  • improves skin elasticity
  • prevention of stretch marks
  • protects hair moisture
  • increases hair shine
Functions:

Glossy hair
Hair conditioning
Moisturizing

Description:

INCI: Virola Surinamensis Seed Butter

Vegetal origin
approved by COSMOS & ECOCERT

Use level: 0.5%-5%

Features:

Ucuuba Butter is a non-refined, high-quality emollient, sustainably sourced from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. It is rich in behenic acid.

  • moisturizes the skin
  • skin regeneration
  • moisturizes and nourishes the hair
  • protects hair against external aggressors
Functions:

Glossy hair
Hair conditioning
Moisturizing

Description:

INCI: Aqua, Propanediol, Glechoma Hederacea Extract

Vegetal origin
Use level: 1%-3%

Features:

ActivGH is an active herb extract (Ground Ivy) diluted in natural origin Propanediol.

  • anti-irritant
  • skin whitening
Functions:

Skin lightening
Soothing

Description:

INCI: Hydroxyacetophenone

Use level: 0.3%-0.5%

Features:

Activonol-HAP is a multifunctional cosmetic ingredient with excellent synergistic anti-microbial effect combined with other preservatives. With good compatibility in formulations, it can be applied to a variety of formulations.

Functions:

Anti-microbial
Antioxidant
Soothing

Description:

INCI: Dipropylene Glycol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate, Capryl Glycol

Use level: 1.0%-1.5%

Features:

Activonol-M is an optimized combination of anti-microbial ingredients with a broad, balanced spectrum of effects against bacteria and funghi. It can be applied to facial mask sheets and wet-tissue formulations in wide temperature and pH range with excellent compatibility.

Functions:

Anti-microbial

Description:

INCI: Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Cholesterol, Alcohol Denat, Hydrogenated Lecithin, 1, 2 Hexanediol, Oligopeptide-5

Use level: 1%-3%

Features:

ActivNeo-PEP is a patented novel anti-ageing peptide.

  • increases collagen synthesis
  • increases KGF (keratinocyte growth factor) expression
Functions:

Anti-ageing

Description:

INCI: Water, Propanediol, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sprout Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Sprout Extract,Brassica Oleracea Gemmifera (Brussels Sprouts) Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract

Vegetal origin

Use level: 1%-3%

Features:

Sprouts have various nutrients, vitamins, plant hormones and enzymes which are released from seed during sprouting. Sprout GF Complex has multifunctional effects:

  • increased proliferation of skin cells (i.e. fibroblasts and keratinocytes)
  • antioxidant effect
  • activator of growth factors (i.e. HGF, TGF-b)
  • increased skin barrier recovery.
Functions:

Anti-ageing
Antioxidant
Skin barrier strengthening

Description:

INCI: Pentylene Glycol, Adenosine, Niacinamide, Tocopheryl Acetate

Use level: 2%-10%

Features:

BioGenic Adenosine-200 uses a novel molecular complex technology to solubilize Adenosine. BioGenic Adenosine-200 has a broad solubility in both aqueous and anhydrous systems.
Efficacy of Adenosine:

  • increased collagen production
  • anti-wrinkle effect
Functions:

Anti-ageing

Description:

INCI: Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Polydextrose, Cyclodextrin, Asiaticoside

Use level: 2%-5%

Features:

BioGenic Asiaticoside-200 uses a novel oligomer complex technology to solubilize Asiaticoside in water. Asiaticoside is a terpenoid component extracted from Centella Asiatica, which is used as a medical herb in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine.
Efficacy of Asiaticoside:

  • anti-wrinkle
  • anti-inflammatory
  • increased collagen synthesis
Functions:

Anti-ageing
Soothing

Description:

INCI: Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, PVP, Cyclodextrin, Bergenin

Use level: 1%-10%

Features:

BioGenic Bergenin-200 uses a novel oligomer complex to solubilize Bergenin.
Efficacy of Bergenin:

  • anti-microbial
  • antioxidant
  • increased collagen synthesis
Functions:

Anti-microbial
Anti-wrinkle
Antioxidant

Description:

INCI: Caffeine, Maltodextrin, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol

Use level: ~10%

Features:

BioGenic Caffeine-210 uses a novel oligomer complex technology to solubilize Caffeine. Up to 10% Caffeine-210 (5% active) can be dissolved in water without recrystallization. BioGenic Caffeine-210 can be rapidly absorbed by the skin because of the molecular scale complex.
Efficacy of Caffeine:

  • anti-cellulite
  • anti-dark circles
Functions:

Anti-cellulite

Description:

INCI: Water, Poloxamer 338, Poloxamer 235, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Tocophersolan, Phenoxyethanol

Use level: >4%

Features:

BioGenic EGCG-200 uses a novel multi-stabilizing micro-emulsion technology to solubilize and stabilize Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG). EGCG is the most effective catechin in green tea.

  • powerful antioxidant
  • anti-wrinkle
  • skin whitening
Functions:

Anti-ageing
Antioxidant
Skin lightening

Description:

INCI: Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Trisodium Fructose Diphosphate, PVP, Sodium PCA, Zinc PCA

Use level: 2%-4%

Features:

BioGenic ERP-200 uses a novel oligomer complex technology to stabilize Fructose-1, 6-diphosphate.
Efficacy of Fructose-1, 6-diphosphate:

  • anti-wrinkle efficacy
  • skin whitening
  • increased collagen synthesis
Functions:

Anti-ageing
Moisturizing
Skin lightening

Description:

INCI: Aqua, Dipropylene Glycol, Hdroxypropyl, Cyclodextrin, Polydextrose, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ferulic Acid

Use level: 1%-10%

Features:

BioGenic Ferulic Acid-200 uses a novel oligomer complex technology to solubilize and stabilize Ferulic Acid. Ferulic Acid is a hydroxycinnamic acid, a phenolic phytochemical found in seeds of coffee, apples etc.
Efficacy of Ferulic Acid:

  • strong antioxidant
  • reduces photoageing of the skin caused by oxidative stress and free radicals
Functions:

Anti-ageing
Antioxidant

Description:

INCI: Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Methoxy PEG-114/polyepsilon Caprolactone, Hydrolyzed Ginseng Saponins, Phenoxyethanol

Use level: 1%-10%

Features:

BioGenic FGR-100 uses a novel multi-stabilizing micro emulsion technology to solubilize and stabilize 'compound K' derived from fermented red ginseng. The encapsulation of compound K enhances active delivery significantly.
Efficacy of compound K:

  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-wrinkle
  • antioxidant
  • skin whitening
Functions:

Anti-ageing
Antioxidant
Skin lightening
Soothing

Description:

INCI: Dimethicone, Aqua, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide MEA

Use level: >5%

Features:

BioGenic Gensil-210L is a cyclomethicone (D5)-free hydrous silicone gel with hyaluronic acid and pseudo-ceramide. It provides an excellent skin feeling and contributes to an outstanding texture in formulations.

  • moisturizing
  • skin conditioning
  • texture enhancer
Functions:

Moisturizing
Skin conditioning

Description:

INCI: Dimethicone, Aqua, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, 1,2 Hexanediol, Ceramide 3

Use level: >5%

Features:

BioGenic Gensil-310 is a cyclomethicone (D5)-free hydrous silicone gel with hyaluronic acid and ceramide 3. It provides an excellent skin feeling and contributes to an outstanding texture in formulations.

  • moisturizing
  • skin conditioning
  • texture enhancer
Functions:

Moisturizing
Skin conditioning

Description:

INCI: Water, Poloxamer 235, Retinol, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Ascorbate, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, BHA

Use level: 0.5%-2%

Features:

BioGenic Gentinol-200 uses a multi-stabilizing novel polymeric micelle technology to stabilize Retinol.

  • anti-ageing
  • anti-wrinkle
  • skin brightening
Functions:

Anti-ageing
Skin lightening

Description:

INCI: Caffeine, Niacinamide, Cyclodextrin, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Naringin

Use level: 1%-10%

Features:

BioGenic Naringin-200 uses a novel oligomer complex technology to solubilize Naringin, a flavonoid naturally found in citrus fruits.
Efficacy of Naringin:

  • anti-oxidant
  • skin brightening
Functions:

Antioxidant
Skin lightening

Description:

INCI: Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Cyclodextrin, Polydextrose, Resveratrol

Use level: 2%-4%

Features:

BioGenic Resveratrol-200 uses a novel oligomer complex technology to solubilize Resveratrol. Resveratrol is a polyphenolic compound naturally found in peanuts, grapes, red wine and some berries.
Efficacy of Resveratrol:

  • extremely effective antioxidant
  • skin whitening
Functions:

Anti-ageing
Antioxidant
Skin lightening

Description:

INCI: Salicylic Acid*, Polydextrose, Dextrin, Amylopectin, Niacinamide

Use level: ~4%
*the use of Salicylic Acid might be restricted, check local legislation

Features:

BioGenic Sallic-210 uses a novel oligomer complex technology to solubilize Salicylic Acid. Sallic-210 can be dissolved in water without recrystallization and has a high concentration of salicylic acid (~50%).

  • anti-acne
  • anti-microbial
  • keratolytic effect (exfoliation)
Functions:

Anti-acne
Anti-microbial

Description:

INCI: Citrus Juno Oil

Vegetal origin

Use level: 0.5%-3%

Features:

YUJA oil is a pure essential oil obtained from the peel of Korean yuja fruit. This oil is rich in Vitamin C and natural terpenes and terpenoids, traditionally used in alternative medicine and aromatherapy.

  • antioxidant
  • moisturizing
  • skin whitening
Functions:

Anti-ageing
Antioxidant
Skin lightening

Description:

INCI: Citrus Juno Seed Oil

Vegetal origin

Use level: 1%-5%

Features:

YUJA seed oil is a pure oil obtained from the seed of the Korean yuja fruit. The seeds are rich in unsaturated fatty acids.

  • antioxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
Functions:

Antioxidant
Soothing

Description:

INCI: Ubiquinone

Vegetal origin

Use level: 0.01%-0.3%

Features:

Coenzyme Q10 is produced by fermentation of glucose (corn starch).

  • penetrates into the living layers of the skin
  • acts as an antioxidant in human skin
  • reduces the effects of photoageing
Functions:

Anti-ageing
Antioxidant

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