We live in an era when skincare innovation is continually evolving, resulting in a vibrant and multi-faceted marketplace.
But while modern beauty and personal care is a highly specialised field, the history of the billion-dollar industry we know today has its roots in Ancient Egypt. Then, as now, if you had the means and time to your disposal, you would spend several hours per day to look your best.
The ancient Greek and Roman civilisation also placed a high value on skincare. Spots and pimples were treated by barley flour and butter, honey was used as a moisturizer, and oils and sand were used as natural sunscreen. Slaves known as Cosmetae, would exhaustively pull individual hair from chests, arms, legs, face, and backs of their masters, who wanted a smooth and sleek appearance. Full body pampering extended to the bath houses, where extensive exfoliation, followed by moisturizing with fragrant oils to soothe and hydrate was popular.1
Fast forward to the modern era. Skincare was formalized with the formation of the USA’s FDA in 1906 with further regulations and safety measures put in place in 1938 by the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. These interventions were specifically aimed at offering additional consumer protection against unlawful or harmful materials used in the beauty industry.2
This decade was the start of the formalized industry with big brands such as L’Oréal, Elizabeth Arden, Max Factor and Maybelline contributing to the skincare revolution with products we know and recognize.3 Building on this foundation, there are now thousands of skincare brands constantly researching and improving ingredients in line with consumer trends including clean label, sustainability, and a less-is-more approach!
High intensity skincare ingredients
It is estimated that by 2050, the global population will reach nine billion people with over half living in cities. Increasingly, skincare brands are being tasked to formulate new products that cater to the evolving consumers trends including combating pollution, sun care and focusing on healthy and hydrated skin. Today’s consumers are interested in natural ingredients. While this was initially driven by indies, it is now echoed by bigger brands.
At Oleon Health and Beauty, we realize that modern day skincare is a future-looking industry that must feature innovative ingredients that can improve the look and feel of skin, while keeping all the sustainability goals in check. To this end, our team is continually exploring and developing greener and more environmentally friendly solutions in line with our philosophy of A Natural Chemistry.
Our range of oleochemical ingredients offers various characteristics, fully suited to the demanding requirements of the industry. Our research has culminated in the development of a wide range of fatty acid esters with non-toxic and non-irritating characteristics. And best of all is that all these products are sourced from renewable materials such as rapeseed, coconut, and sunflower oil to meet the challenges of a growing market.
At Oleon, we believe our customers deserve our full commitment and we aim to develop working partnerships that can benefit all parties. Our dedicated sales team offers a global presence, coupled to our flexible production facilities, extensive R&D resources, and unrelenting enthusiasm to offer tailor-made products and services!
At the end of the day, contributing solutions that can impact on the consumer is central to everything we do. We develop our high-performance molecules with that goal in mind: to make consumers feel fantastic and supported by high-performing beauty and skincare products that meet the highest standards. We want to make your customers as enthusiastic about your products as we are!
For more information on how we can contribute to your formulation and product development journey, click here (hyperlink Oleon Health & Beauty)