GREEN MANUFACTURING FOR BLUE COSMETICS
80% of our active ingredients come from Brittany. We work closely with a network of local partners: growers, startups, researchers, etc. We chose Brittany because it is a region of exceptional biodiversity. It includes 2,700 km of coastline made up of extremely varied geographical layouts and climates. It is the area of Europe that groups together the greatest concentration of marine biodiversity. Of the 5,000 macro-algae species listed in the world, 800 come from Brittany.
We work closely with local producers to ensure a sustainable and responsible harvest. The algae is harvested in accordance with the sites, the seasons and the reproduction season in order to better conserve natural resources.
Collection of fertile bases
In-vitro growth in the lab
Culture on ropes in the open sea
Harvesting and drying
We cultivate the rarest or most fragile algae in the open sea (rope culture) or in the laboratory (photo-bioreactors).
Through this sustainable cultivation program, we are protecting biodiversity and participating in the reintroduction of endangered species.
BIOTECHNOLOGICAL MARINE SUGAR
Identifying the EPS produced by this microorganism (XMF)
Biotechnological cultivation of the microorganism
Obtaining the EPS XMF
PHYTOMER is one of the only cosmetic companies in the world that has mastered marine biotechnology, namely the cultivation of marine microorganisms to produce new, totally unprecedented and 100% natural active ingredients. This highly specialized methodology, derived from the pharmaceutical world, makes it possible to avoid collecting from the sea while taking advantage of the immense potential of marine resources.
DEPOLLUTION OF PRODUCTION WATER
At each stage, we favor methods whose environmental impact is limited:
- Eco-responsible extraction
- Use of renewable energies
- Depollution of production water
- Intelligent recycling
With regard to algae harvesting, PHYTOMER endeavors to follow a precise charter in order to preserve and develop natural marine resources. We rigorously choose the place of harvest within NATURA 2000 classified areas (uncontaminated waters and regularly checked)
PHYTOMER is one of the first cosmetic companies to be certified for its good manufacturing practices since 2012. Very strict controls are imposed at each stage of production to ensure the impeccable quality and traceability of our products. Thanks to the marine ingredients from our own research, unique formulas and an integrated production site, we control the entire manufacturing process, in complete autonomy, from the raw materials to the finished products.
In 2018 PHYTOMER obtained ECOVADIS GOLD Certification, a testament to its excellent commitment to CSR (corporate social responsibility) in areas such as the environment, labor practices and human rights, business ethics and responsible purchasing. The GOLD status places PHYTOMER among the top 5% of companies rated by ECOVADIS.