The manufacturer of cosmetic actives has completed the ERI 360° certification process for two new major personal care ingredients in its portfolio: Gatuline RC Bio and EleVastin. Both ingrdeients have reached the Silver level of the ERI 360° seal.

Gatuline® RC BIO is a hydrating skincare active, naturally extracted from beech buds harvested in areas close to the production site of the Gattefossé group in Saint-Priest, France. Buds are manually handpicked on the lower branches to avoid any damage to future development of the tree and respect its natural balance. The beech trees are not irrigated, and the buds are frozen directly on site to avoid any enzymatic degradation and do not need to be washed. This natural active ingredient is obtained through a production process that does not use any chemical solvent. It is COSMOS certified and reaches 96.8% natural origin content according to the norm ISO 16128.

EleVastin was design to strengthen skin elasticity and fight gravity-induced skin sagging. It is extracted from the leafy stems of the Murraya koenigii tree, that are manually harvested from pesticide- and fertilizer-free plots in the preserved environment of La Reunion island. Obtained using a mixture of natural solvents belonging to the family of natural LTTM (Low-Transition Temperature Mixture) and gentle extraction process (NaDES), the ingredient is COSMOS approved and reaches 100% natural origin content according to the norm ISO 16128.

Stringent certification

Co-created by cosmetics industry players and developed by Innov’Alliance and a panel of scientific experts, ERI 360° is a very stringent seal. It allows to accurately assess the sustainability performance of the entire value chain and to measure the ethical, social and environmental performance of concerned ingredients, from harvesting to the factory gate.

In 2021, the Gattefossé group had already certifed three active ingredients of its personal care portfolio, Gatuline Link n Lift, Gatuline Renew and EnergiNius under the ERI 360° seal.

"Our responsible and sustainable development strategy, at the heart of our CSR roadmap, begins with the development of our ingredients. We see the ERI 360° label as a key tool for our research and development teams to optimize the sourcing of our raw materials, to integrate the principles of eco-design at each stage of the development of our personal care ingredients and to manage their implementation right up to production. We will therefore pursue ERI 360° certification for other products in our current portfolio and for future developments," explains Paula Lennon, Group Director Personal Care at Gattefossé.

The Gattefossé ingredients that are ERI360 certified:

Bronze: EnergiNius
Silver: Gatuline Renew, Gatuline Link n Lift, Gatuline RC Bio, EleVastin