The Croda’s subsidiary dedicated to the development of active ingredients and the creation of innovative concepts for cosmetics has partnered with French biotechnology company Alganelle for the sustainable development and production of natural molecules.

Alganelle creates natural molecules from microalgae synthetic biology. Their technology reportedly provides quality raw materials, which are obtained from sustainable processes that respect the environment and biodiversity.

Sederma strongly trusts in this move from chemical synthesis to synthetic biology for a cleaner production of its best sellers,” said the company in a statement.

According to Sederma, the biological synthesis of one of their ingredients is in the development phase with Alganelle’s microalgae platform; a patent should be published in August 2021.