Givaudan Active Beauty is pushing the boundaries of biotechnology by presenting new specifications for BisaboLife®, the purest and sustainable (-)-α-bisabolol. Thanks to an optimised process, we now guarantee an ingredient with a level of purity at a minimum of 99%, the highest rate available in the industry today, outperforming synthetic and natural products. Our research also demonstrates that the active ingredient possesses the lowest farnesol content on the market (<0.05%) versus synthetic alternatives. 

Our objective is to innovate by creating natural alternatives to synthetics, building on Givaudan Active Beauty's position as #1 in actives from biotechnology [1]. This ranking is important as, according to Mintel [2], bioengineered ingredients are becoming mainstream as a means of satisfying consumer safety concerns. There will also be a rise in non-irritating, non-alienating and allergen-free claims. Our commitment to satisfy customers and their consumers is leading us to outperform the competition in both purity and allergen rates. 

Launched in 2017, BisaboLife® is a fully bio-sourced bisabolol, crafted by white biotechnology through the fermentation of plant sugars. It offers the possibility of fortifying and soothing sensitive skin and scalp while restoring comfort. Clinical tests demonstrate that the active ingredient reduces skin redness by 81% after shaving and soothes scalp irritation by 25%. 

Mathias Fleury, Global Category Manager Active Beauty, Biotech Actives and HA said, “While natural sourcing has the advantage of not containing farnesol at all, we all know its limitations: less sustainable, less reliable supply depending on seasonality, deforestation risk, and in general more expensive. Givaudan now offers the best level of purity on the market (>99%), compared to the usual 95% for the natural sourcing and 95-97% for the synthetic alternative, while limiting the farnesol content to below 0.05% and outperforming petro-chemical offers.” 

During Suppliers’ Day in New York, visitors will have the opportunity to discover more about the new specifications of BisaboLife®. To find out more, we invite you to visit us at stand 911. 


 [1] External market study from Kline 

[2] Mintel: The Future of Fragrance: 2022 

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Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, and fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. From a favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to cosmetics and laundry care, its creations inspire emotions and delight millions of consumers the world over. The Company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2020, the Company employed almost 16,000 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.3 billion and a free cash flow of 12.8% of sales. Let’s imagine together on

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