Created two years ago under the impulsion of DNA Gensee (a small sized company specializing in the DNA analysis of plants, algae and beehive products), the DNA & Cosmetics consortium aims to guarantee the traceability of plant-based raw materials.

At the beginning of March, a new step was taken with the signing of a pre-consortium agreement by the historical players. This new phase is accompanied by a call for applications for companies, cosmetic groups and ingredient suppliers, wishing to join the first cosmetics consortium serving the traceability of natural resources through DNA analysis.

With the support of DNA Gensee, the DNA & Cosmetics Consortium aims to provide models to the cosmetics and fragrances sector to ensure the safety of plant raw materials and allow for better control of natural resources from the plant to the consumer.

The cooperation between competing actors of the chain sharing the same conviction as well as their knowledge and know-how allows to move towards more ethical, more sustainable and, consequently, more secure production models,” says the consortium in a statement.

The members of consortium currently includes: Laboratoires Clarins; Greentech; L’Oréal Research & Innovation; Groupe Nuxe; Sederma and DNA Gensee.