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- 10/19/2020


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At ROELMI HPC, we intend sustainability as the starting point for any new development and all our activities and not a philosophical term. 

Our program NO IMPACT IN PROGRESS® (NIP) applies to all products and technologies, and it stands as a mission for every process focusing on Quality, People safety and Environment preservation.  


Those innovations aim to prove the added value brought by a production process based on circular economy model: re-valorization of agro-food by-products to develop performing cosmetic ingredients. 

Mediterranean renewable sources par excellence are involved in an integrated supply chain, completely controlled and traceable, to design out innovation. Three different technologies based on (i) selection of specific non-edible olive fractions, (ii) biologically active waters from Mediterranean fruits, (iii) biodegradable esters, are here investigated.

The selective research on olive benefits to reach specific cosmetic applications are pursued by isolating purified non-edible fractions through 100% soft green manufacturing process. Resulted purity allows formulators to work with complete freedom in choosing natural biomimetic emollients such as: (i) gelling and texturing capacity, (ii) actives enhancer and skin feel, (iii) primary emulsifiers.

A line of fruit-derived waters to replace demineralized water is developed through the valorization of waters coming out from juice production. In-vitro more biological benefits (cellular vitality, protection vs external aggression, modulation of inflammation) than demineralized or distillated waters are demonstrated.

An industrial plant, completely converted to “green chemistry” allows the creation of high-purity Pelargonic acid (above 98%) from native plants, by local cultivar in marginal lands to create a wide range of biodegradable emollients with exceptional touch and outstanding properties (solubilization and dispersion of UV filters and pigments). Biodegradability tested as per OECD 301B method


Rising interest towards natural beauty, should take into consideration the related impact on Environment of involved ingredients. Urgent necessity to rethink the methods also understanding the potential end-of-life behavior in the Planet. The present work demonstrates that circular economy adapted to cosmetics opens the possibility to minimize the impact: non-competition with food supplies or drinkable water assure to keep them precious for human kind and to create value for the industry.


We will be more than glad to welcome you at our virtual podium presentation at FORUM FOR INNOVATION on Friday, 30 October at 09:30 titled “Rethinking the impact of cosmetic ingredients through circular economy model”

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