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All You Need to Know About Oleobiota™

Discover all you need to know about Novachem’s new botanical active – Oleobiota™ – ideal for oily and combination skin types. It’s gentle cleaning action prevents dysbiosis, balances the skin’s microbiota and has a mattifying action.

Why choose Oleobiota?

For starters, Oleobiota™ is a certified cosmetic ingredient with both Ecocert-Cosmos and eco-friendly certifications. It contains components and secondary metabolites that regulate the oily microenvironments of skin biodiversity, helping to prevent dysbiosis in the skin and scalp with a mixed tendency to oiliness. Additionally, Oleobiota™ has a mattifying effect on the skin and aids the appearance of the skin by blurring blackheads.

Moreover, Oleobiota™ is the first active ingredient of botanical origin from Latin America to adhere to the Nagoya Protocol. This agreement, which is a supplementary agreement to the Convention on Biodiversity, establishes a transparent legal framework for the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. By complying with this protocol, Oleobiota™ supports the sustainable development and conservation of biodiversity.



What are the key benefits of Oleobiota™?

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What is Oleobiotamade from?

Pitanga (eugenia uniflora) is the fruit of pitangueira, dicotyledonous of the family of mirtaceae. It has the shape of globose fleshy balls, red, orange, yellow or black

Oleobiota™, which is derived from the active ingredient extracted from the Ñangapirí plant, a native species of the Misiones rainforest, is the outcome of a sustainability initiative aimed at achieving three crucial impacts in one of Argentina’s most biodiverse areas. This project considers environmental, social, and economic factors to ensure sustainability and protect biodiversity in Misiones. 

Environmental – Sustainability and traceability of the resource / climate action and reduction of CO2 emissions / conservation and restoration of native forests / biodegradable active (OECD 301D / ISO 9408)

Social – Strategic alliance with the Kaa’guy Porá socio-environmental project of the Huellas para un Futuro Foundation (FHF)

Economic – Aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Agenda 2030. ABS (Access and Benefit Sharing) and Nagoya Protocol. 

Recommended applications for Oleobiota™

With its gentle and intelligent cleaning action, Oleobiota™ is ideally suited for both skin care and scalp care formulations. If you need help incorporating Oleobiota™ into your personal care formulations, our lab technicians in our Personal Care Innovation Centre can support you in creating the ideal formulation to meet your specific needs.


Skin-care formulations


Scalp-care formulations

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Novachem SRL is an Argentine company with more than 10 years in the market who researches, develops and commercialises active principles, biotechnological, natural and sustainable ingredients for the cosmetic industry, obtained through science and the use of respectful technologies and practices with a positive impact for the planet. Novachem consists of a team of highly qualified professionals, botanists, pharmacists, chemists and chemical engineers who work closely with academic and technical institutions to develop innovative actives in the personal and household care market.

Our Personal Care team is ready to work with you

Do you know all you need to know about Oleobiota™ now? If you have any additional questions or need help with your personal care formulations, our experienced formulation team can guide and support you. Get in touch with our experts and start innovating today.

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