EPI France, a specialist for over 20 years in the development and manufacture of active ingredients of natural origin for the nutricosmetics and beauty care markets, joins Seppic.
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.
Already recognized in the beauty care market, Seppic is a forerunner in the nutricosmetics market and has been assisting its customers in the development of beauty supplements worldwide for the past 10 years.
This acquisition strengthens Seppic's expertise and know-how in botanical extraction and its position as a supplier of high quality 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.
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.
Jean Baptiste Dellon, CEO of Seppic, stated: “This acquisition opens up new growth opportunities for Seppic in the cosmetics and dietary supplements markets. We are very pleased to welcome EPI France teams to Seppic. Our long-standing relationship and the values of expertise, quality and customer care that we share with EPI France will allow us to quickly realize synergies for the development and marketing of new ingredients.”
Valérie Bizot, President and co-founder of EPI France stated: “Our partnership with Seppic has always been very successful and we are confident that with the innovative drive of Seppic, the know-how and the competences developed by EPI will be continue to be valued and to thrive.”
Seppic in brief
A company of Air Liquide Healthcare, Seppic has been designing, producing and distributing for more than 75 years a wide range of specialty ingredients for health and beauty. Present in 100 countries through its subsidiaries and its network of distributors, Seppic employs more than 820 people worldwide, including 110 employees dedicated to innovation. www.seppic.com
Air Liquide Healthcare
Supplies medical gases, home healthcare services, medical equipment and specialty ingredients.
In 2020, it served over 15,000 hospitals and clinics and more than 1.8 million patients at home throughout the world. The Group’s Healthcare business reached €3,724 million in revenues in 2020, with the support of its 15,600 employees.