Lubrizol Life Science - Beauty (LLS Beauty) has launched a new range of sustainably sourced botanicals from around the world with multifunctional beauty benefits. Dubbed Actismart SW extracts, the new range offers botanical extracts made in France and in the United States. Each known for their aesthetic and medicinal benefits, the extracts originate from a variety of sources including plants, flowers and fruits:

Made in France Actismart SW extracts

Actismart SW apricot
Actismart SW beech
Actismart SW glasswort
Actismart SW inmortelle
Actismart SW kiwi
Actismart SW lemon thyme
Actismart SW maritime pine
Actismart SW saffron

Made in the USA Actismart SW extracts

Actismart SW chamomille
Actismart SW green tea
Actismart SW cucumber

At Lubrizol we’re committed to developing ingredients that are not only effective, but also sustainable and as natural as possible,” said Bianca McCarthy, Ph.D., Global Marketing Manager, Active Ingredients, LLS Beauty. “Our new Actismart SW extracts are a great example of that commitment, providing beauty benefits from a natural resource and sourced through an innovative, eco-friendly process.

Sustainable extraction

Actismart SW extracts are harvested utilizing the company’s Phenobio subcritical water technology.

According to LLS Beauty, the technology is an alternative to conventional solvents, allowing the extraction of a broader range of phytoactives using only water as the extraction solvent. This is all completed with a short extraction time with no thermal degradation associated, to provide pure, sustainable and ecologically conscious extracts.

In addition, along with this sustainable extraction technology, most of the extracts come from organic certified raw materials, and some are upcycled by-products from the food, spice, paper and forestry industries for an additional environmental benefit.