The French group specializing in bio-based chemicals has appointed Barentz Personal Care as its exclusive distributor of personal care and cosmetics ingredients for the United States and Canada, effective November 1st, 2022.

Berkem offers a range of plant-based ingredients for the beauty of the skin, face, body, and hair. Berkem is specialized in the extraction of active ingredients, especially polyphenols. Berkem also offers plant extracts and floral waters, all from plants selected for their efficacy.

This agreement reflects Berkem’s strategy to expand its geographical presence. Beyond its ability to successfully distribute and grow Berkem’s product range in the US and Canada, Barentz shares the same values, particularly customer focus and service as well as its approach to the Personal Care and Cosmetics Market,” said Eric Moussu, Vice President of Sales, Groupe Berkem.

The addition of Berkem’s Plant based ingredients complements perfectly our current Personal Care product range in North America, allowing us to offer our customers a broader portfolio. Additionally, Berkem’s ingredients are in line with our growth strategy to provide our customers with sustainable and uniquely different solutions,” added Jean-Luc Joye, Vice President Principal Management, Personal Care, Barentz North America.