EPI France has joined Seppic, a company of Air Liquide Healthcare, specialising in the design, production and distribution of specialty ingredients for health and beauty. The two companies have already been cooperating for several years.
A specialist for over 20 years in the development and manufacture of active ingredients of natural origin for the nutricosmetics and beauty care markets, EPI France (Extraction Purification Innovation France) is a French family-owned company with “a unique know-how”. The high level of quality and performance applied to the manufacturing of its ingredients allows EPI to offer on the market one of its flagship ingredients, Ceramosides, whose oral and topical efficacy on skin beauty has been scientifically proven and validated by clinical studies. Seppic has been distributing this ingredient for over 10 years.
A rapidly growing market
Already recognized in the beauty care market, Seppic has been assisting its customers in the development of beauty supplements worldwide for the past 10 years. The nutricosmetics market represents between 6 and 7 billion dollars in 2020 on a global scale, with a growth rate of 8 to 10% per year. This dynamism echoes the rise of the holistic beauty concept and the strong demand from consumers who are increasingly looking for food supplements that combine effectiveness, quality and naturalness.
This acquisition strengthens Seppic’s expertise and know-how in botanical extraction and its position as a supplier of ingredients for the beauty market. “With the transfer of know-how and EPI’s internal production tools, Seppic masters the entire process of research, development and industrialization, from the extraction of raw materials to the active ingredients,” says the company in a release.