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Upcycled Ingredients

Unlock the sustainable potential of your creations

Upcycled ingredients are the beauty industry's hidden gem for achieving sustainable success. From food waste to marine marvels, these ingredients breathe new life into discarded resources, reducing waste and rejuvenating skincare. They represent the epitome of green beauty solutions, both for the planet and your formulations.

Our Upcycling Heroes

Meet Carbonwave, the world’s leading developer of ultra-regenerative, plant-based, advanced biomaterials from seaweed. Their ingredient SeaBalance 2000 is a game-changing emulsifier made from Sargassum seaweed.

Meet Sollice Biotech, a pioneer in the world of life sciences, specializing in creating, producing, and supplying top-notch active ingredients for the cosmetics industry. One of their standout ranges is the INTELLIGENE® collection, crafted from organic tomato farming by-products in the heart of Provence
Meet The Upcycled Beauty Company, developing natural & sustainable cosmetic ingredients that are made entirely from nutrient-rich plant-based by-products that would otherwise go to waste. Their portfolio offers forward-thinking brands & formulators a unique opportunity to create innovative beauty products that make excellent use of the precious resources around us, without compromising quality or efficacy.

Meet CFF, a global supplier of SENSOCEL® fibres, powders & scrubs - 100% plant based and biodegradable from bamboo & wood and upcycled from oat, wheat, apple, sugarcane and corn. 

Meet Atanor 118, dedicated to the distribution of new exclusive and innovative assets for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry. We are Experts in Raw material, Designers of new Cosmetic concepts, Administrators of the most efficient Solutions, Promoters of economic and social progress in harmony with the Planet
Meet CLR Berlin, who stands resolute in their dedication to consumer relevance and proven ingredient efficacy. At the heart of their upcycling innovation lies AnnonaSense CLR™, empowering the skin to establish a sustainable homeostatic balance, nurturing skin health and overall well-being. 
Meet Hallstar Beauty, encapsulating a holistic approach that thrives on collaboration, technology, and upcycling ingenuity. Their Active Naturals line is at the front of eco-conscious beauty, where nature’s resources are celebrated and nurtured.

What is Upcycled Beauty?

Upcycled beauty utilizes parts of produce that would normally contribute to food waste in commodity farms around the world. Instead, those food parts gain a new life as ingredients in sustainable beauty products. 

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The Upcycling Campaign by Covalo: Exploring Uncharted Territory

Get ready to venture into unexplored terrain where sustainability and innovation collide, and waste blossoms into beauty. In this article we delve into the world of upcycling, exploring the beauty industry's response to this movement, and proudly introduce our Upcycling Heroes. To gain a comprehensive understanding of the impact this campaign will have, read on!

Narrow down your ingredient search

Did you know that Covalo boasts more than 400 upcycled ingredients?

These ingredients are backed by proven performance claims and cover 56 different functions, from anti-aging to UV protection. Plus, almost 70% of them are certified by ISO 16128 or COSMOS. Use our intuitive filters on the left side on to find your perfect match!

Upcycling Webinar

From Waste to Wonder: Mastering Upcycled Ingredient Formulation

Want to add upcycled ingredients to your formulations, but not sure where to start?

From sourcing upcycled ingredients, to formulating and marketing, this webinar covers it all. Join as Kristal Goodman (THG Labs), Alessa Huneke (CFF), Terence Chung (FRUU..) and Teresa Catarino (Covalo) talk about the wonders of upcycled ingredients!

With over 400 upcycled ingredients to choose from, Covalo offers a plethora of options for your next project. So, which one will perfectly match your vision? It's time to get creative and explore the endless possibilities!

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