Solazyme lands Brazil’s Natura Cosméticos as a major customer for AlgaPūr Microalgae Oil

June 10, 2015 |

In California, Natura Cosméticos and Solazyme announced that Natura is purchasing Solazyme’s high-performance AlgaPūr Microalgae Oil, which will be incorporated into Natura’s multiple product lines.

The move follows one year of testing and product validation using Solazyme’s AlgaPūr oils, which offer “higher hydration levels, a silky but not greasy skin feel, mildness on the skin, neutral color and odor, and improved shelf life.” Natura and Solazyme have been working together for two years on several projects on joint efforts to develop new formulations with Solazyme’s microalgae oils. Specific purchase volumes were not disclosed by the partners.

Founded in 1969, Natura is the biggest Brazilian multinational of cosmetics and health and beauty products. Leader in the direct sales industry in Brazil, it reported net revenue totaling R$ 7.4 billion in 2014, it has 7,000 employees, 1.7 million consultants and operations in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and France.

Walfredo Linhares, General Manager of Solazyme Bunge Renewable Oils in Brazil, said, “We believe high performance and sustainability belong together. Natura is a leader in innovation and globally recognized for their sustainability efforts. We are very happy to work together to deliver better products for consumers and for our planet.”

“We are always looking for ingredients from renewable sources and technologies inspired in the nature, targeting low environmental impact processes and high performance solutions,” says Daniel Gonzaga, Director of Advanced Research of Natura. “Solazyme microalgae oil that will compose some of our products are a sustainable alternative for new formulations development,” he concludes.

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