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At IFF (NYSE: IFF), an industry leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences and scent, science and creativity meet to create essential solutions for a better world –from global icons to unexpected innovations and experiences. With the beauty of art and the precision of science, we are an international collective of thinkers who partners with customers to bring scents, tastes, experiences, ingredients and solutions for products the world craves. Together, we will do more good for people and planet.


IFF is a key global player in the personal care and cosmetics industry. As part of the Health and Biosciences division, our Personal Care business draws on best-in-class capabilities in core biotech platforms and market leading commercial capabilities to make a difference on an unprecedented scale.


GENENCARE® OSMS BA (INCI: betaine) is a moisturizer, amino acid derivative, extracted from sugar beets. Sustainably sourced from upcycled sugar production side stream, this highly purified betaine is an osmoprotectant which helps protect proteins and regulate cell water balance by increasing organic osmolytes transporters. Water soluble, it is easy to formulate in all types of applications such as skin care, hair care, toiletries, and make-up.

GENENCARE® OSMS MI (INCI: inositol) is an energizing osmolyte sustainably sourced from upcycled sugar production side stream. As an isomer of glucose and osmoprotectant, inositol is a natural source of energy for cells and skin. It helps to stimulate keratinocytes’ and fibroblasts’ metabolism, and improve skin oxygenation and elasticity to help fight back the signs of aging. Water soluble, it is easy to formulate in all types of applications such as skin care, hair care, toiletries and make-up.

GENENCARE® OSMS CC (INCI: betaine, tricalcium phosphate) is a micronized powder form of natural betaine, specially developed to be used in anhydrous (waterless) formulations such as solid cosmetics, dry shampoo, powder blends and make up. It helps protect cells from environmental stress and specifically against dehydration. It also helps to strengthen the skin barrier and provides long term skin moisturization and sensory benefits.

GENENCARE® XL (INCI: xylitol) is a moisturizer that supports microbiome profile of the skin. Extracted from upcycled wood production side stream, this highly purified, sustainably sourced bioactive is easily dissolved in water and suitable for applications in skin care, hair care, hygiene products and solid cosmetics.


GENENCARE® OSMS Achieves World’s First Certification for Upcycled Products and Ingredients


An associate member of the UFA since 2019, IFF is one of the first ingredient suppliers to receive the upcycled certification in the cosmetic active category. The certified ingredients in GENENCARE® OSMS range include GENENCARE® OSMS BA, GENENCARE® OSMS MI and GENENCARE® OSMS CC.


Upcycled ingredients for a sustainable beauty routine


Up! Is our latest formulation collection featuring upcycled ingredients from side streams. This line reflects the beauty concepts of sustainable and “green science”. The addition of two beauty sticks offer consumers an innovative user experience and a fuss-free routine for products that are usually applied with fingertips.

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