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The Rise of Upcycled Cosmetic Ingredients

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As the beauty industry strives to meet the demand for sustainable products, one trend is gaining momentum – the use of upcycled cosmetic ingredients. This innovative approach not only benefits the planet but also provides Cosmetic Brands with an ethical and eco-friendly option for their beauty Products.

What Are Upcycled Cosmetic Ingredients?

Upcycled cosmetic ingredients are derived from by-products or waste materials generated during the production of other goods. Instead of discarding these materials as trash, they are repurposed to create high-quality, functional components for cosmetics and skincare products. This sustainable practice not only reduces waste but also minimizes the environmental impact associated with traditional ingredient sourcing.

The benefits for you the consumer:

  • Ethical Beauty Choices – Upcycled cosmetic ingredients appeal to consumers seeking products aligned with their ethical values. By choosing beauty items that utilize upcycled ingredients, consumers contribute to a circular economy and support brands committed to sustainability.
  • High-Quality Formulas – Contrary to misconceptions, upcycled cosmetic ingredients often result in high-quality formulations. Advances in technology and production methods have allowed for the extraction and refinement of beneficial compounds from waste materials, creating effective and luxurious beauty products.
  • Skin-Friendly Properties – Upcycled ingredients often bring unique and beneficial properties to skincare formulations. For example, extracts from fruit peels and seeds can offer antioxidant-rich compounds, contributing to healthier and more radiant skin.
  • Reduced Environmental Impact – Choosing products with upcycled ingredients helps reduce the environmental strain associated with traditional ingredient production. This is a significant appeal for consumers who prioritize eco-friendly options in their beauty routines.

The Benefits for the Planet:

  • Waste Reduction – The beauty industry generates a substantial amount of waste, including by-products from ingredient extraction and production processes. By upcycling these materials, the industry contributes to waste reduction and minimizes its overall environmental impact.
  • Conservation of Resources – Upcycled cosmetic ingredients play a role in the conservation of natural resources. Instead of relying solely on fresh raw materials, the industry can repurpose existing materials, lessening the demand for new resources.
  • Lower Carbon Footprint – The production of upcycled ingredients often requires fewer resources and energy compared to traditional ingredient extraction. This leads to a lower carbon footprint, contributing to the fight against climate change.

High Performance Active sustainable upcycled ingredient

COLLAGENEER – Is an Active molecule extracted with supercritical CO₂ from the sweet lupine shells (lupeol) solubilised in Certified Organic Sunflower Oil, sourced from lupine plants cultivated using sustainable agricultural practices in France.

Clinical Trials Confirm:

  • Stimulates the synthesis of high-quality collagen I 
  • Improves skin elasticity and firmness 
  • Remodels the sagging skin areas
  • Potent anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce visible signs of skin irritations caused by breakouts.

Find this incredible upcycled High Performace Active in NADI – Innate Flow Quell Balsam.


  • Pohl, M., & Welling, A. (2019). Sustainable cosmetics: Sustainable innovations. In Sustainable Management of Luxury (pp. 181-196). Springer.
  • Kaliannan, M., & Alagumalai, A. (2021). Cosmetics from Food Waste: An Innovative Concept. In Biotechnological Approaches for Sustainable Development (pp. 43-57). Springer.
  • Ho, Y. L., & Harada, T. (2020). Upcycling agricultural by-products into functional skincare ingredients. Journal of Cleaner Production, 263, 121440.

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