Botanical complexes

Herbal medicine and skincare can be effective, natural alternatives for treating a wide range of skin conditions. However, certain oils, extracts, and derivatives of medicinal plants have advanced effects when applied together.

Many phytochemicals in nature resemble chemical preservative compounds in structure and are all-natural alternatives. These classes of phytochemicals include essential oils containing eugenol, thymol, carvacrol, terpenoids, etc. When combined into complexes, some of these extracts are found to be effective against many spoilage microorganisms. In addition, combinations of these extracts are comparable in efficacy to conventionally used preservatives like parabens.

This section is for complex botanical ingredients containing multiple plant derivatives working synergically to nourish, heal, or protect skin most naturally. Most of the complexes improve effectiveness and potentiate action, enhancing each ingredient's significance.

Panax Ginseng Roots

 A.P.S™ (Anti-pollution system) is a complex ingredient combining natural extracts, vitamins, and nourishing substances for urban daily protective skincare. It protects the skin against environmental stress and indoor and outdoor pollution.

Hamamelis Virginiana

3D Complex is a liposomal botanical complex that provides extra-moisture retention to hair. Compared with free active ingredients, liposomes and a rheology modifier deliver better results, as proved in efficacy studies.

Trametes versicolor

AC Kerazyme® is a natural and effective complex, a unique blend of hydrolyzed keratin and Trametes versicolor extract for hair care applications.

Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid

AC.NET™ is a complex that consists of a specific blend of components that together target all the causes and symptoms associated with oily, acne-prone skin, significantly reducing the incidence of breakouts.

10-Hydroxydecanoic Acid
Acnacidol™ BG is a clinically tested complex that contains Queen bee acid (10-HDA or 10-Hydroxydecanoic Acid found in Royal Jelly that controls and reduces sebum and the appearance of acne.
Active Powder Eye Light

Active Powders are an innovative technology enabling the incorporation of water-soluble active ingredients in anhydrous formulations for color cosmetics, to broaden the range of care claims for treatment color cosmetics.

Activys® Anti-Glycation is a complex ingredient that reduces the effects of glycation on the skin and minimizes the visible possible impact (redness) on sensitive skin. The capsule incorporates a ferment (Aspergillus).

Spirulina powder

Activys® Anti-Pollution is a liposomal complex that combats the effects of pollution on the sensitive skin that is most affected by pollutants.

Activys® Red-Out is a liposomal complex that targets redness, tackles skin immuno-modulation, and reinforces skin barrier function to help reduce facial flushing and chronic redness, especially in atopic-prone conditions and skin hypersensitivity.


Actiwhite™ is a botanical complex with a skin-lightening effect. It decreases PMEL17 gene expression, which is responsible for pre-melanosome protein production and melanosome maturation. It also inhibits tyrosinase, a crucial enzyme involved in the melanin production process.

The active ingredients Gatuline® Expression, Munapsys™, and Bio Placenta, are the basis for the active ingredient compound and its outstanding effect.
Silybum Marianum
A duo of actives in the Ameliox complex, carnosine, and Milk thistle (Silybum Marianum) fruit extract act synergically, effectively inhibiting glycation.
Aesculus Hippocastanum

Men’s skin is naturally thicker and more resilient than women’s skin, but it is also treated more roughly. Men often use products that are not completely suited to men’s skin and are exposed to UV- radiation during outdoor activities.


Ancrine™ is a biotechnology-derived complex from Sederma that reduces hair loss by activating the transglutaminases, a group of enzymes known to increase protein reticulation in the scalp and help anchor the hair to the scalp.

APS 3D Hydra is a complex consisting of Polarsomes (liposomes), mainly natural phospholipid vesicles that encapsulate polarized water in their core. The specific configurations of the molecules give water unique physical-chemical properties.

Opuntia Ficus-Indica
AquaCacteen™ is a botanical complex based on the Barbary fig stem extract and designed to soothe and calm irritated skin, protect from environmental stress factors, and deeply hydrate with long-lasting effects.
Aqualance™ Sederma

Aqualance™ has been developed to support normal cell osmoprotectant strategy and ensure optimal water balance in the skin. An estuary is a meeting point between salt water and fresh water, a natural crossroads of a huge variety of fauna and flora beings.

Arnica Montana Flower

Arnica Oil CLR is a botanical complex that contains the lipophilic ingredients and aromas of arnica flowers in a soya oil medium.   

Plant-derived mix with expressed barrier restoration activity. It based on refined avocado and olive oil and contains essential fatty acids, vitamins, and phytosterols. Directly improves skin's defense.
Albizia Julibrissin
Beautifeye® boosts, protects, and improves the properties of the skin. It also lifts the eyelid, reduces wrinkles and crow‘s feet, decreases rings around the eyes as well as puffiness, and imparts a newly defined eye contour area.
Glycine Soja

Bio-Oil HBSL® is a biomimetic lipid matrix that will enhance the functionality of the skin's epidermal lipid moisture barrier.


In the constant search to minimize the effects of skin aging, more and more cosmetic innovations are emerging with surprising mechanisms, such as Biolumen® Firm, an advancement in technology that consists of a perfect composition of amino acids derived from yeast and noni polyphenols coated with


Over the years, there have been several attempts to use botanicals in self-preserving formulations or to be added as natural preservatives.

Amorphophallus Konjac

Biopol™ β is a combination of naturally derived materials that helps to control sebum and reduce microbial flora associated with acne blemishes.

Hericium Erinaceus (left) and Tricholoma Matsutake (right)
Engineered growth factors formed from the fermentation of two potent mushrooms combine to make Bioyouth™ EGT effective protection against free radical damage and skin cell oxidation caused by UVA exposure.
Bodyfit™ Sederma

Cellulite is a common term used to describe the accumulation of fat, fluids, and toxins that have been trapped deep in the skin below the epidermal layer, creating a waffled or "orange peel" appearance to the skin.


Capislow is a botanical complex ingredient that diminishes the appearance of unwanted hair. It is used as a hair growth retardant based on plant actives.

Marrubium Vulgare

Citystem™ an active ingredient designed to fight against visible and invisible pollution damage to the skin. This botanical complex provides a defense against pollution’s effects on the skin, with scientifically proven results including:

Coco Caprylate and Coco Caprate are esters from alcohols derived from coconut with caprylic and capric acids. It's a naturally-derived, biodegradable cosmetic ingredient certified by Ecocert and other green organizations as an efficient replacement of cyclic silicones in skincare formulations.

Crodasol™ AC is a vegetable-based solubilizer complex specifically designed for personal care formulas. It offers formulators cost and performance benefits compared with traditional solubilizers.