Natura and Solazyme Announce Sales Agreement for Microalgae Oil
SÃO PAULO, June 9th 2015 – Natura Cosméticos S.A. one of Latin America’s largest cosmetics and personal care products company, and Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oils and ingredients company, announced today that after successfully completing testing and product validation phases over the past year using Solazyme’s oils, Natura is purchasing Solazyme’s high-performance AlgaPūr Microalgae Oil, which will be incorporated into Natura’s multiple product lines.
Solazyme’s microalgae oils are produced in a matter of days using a fermentation process designed to produce oils of the highest purity, performance and sustainability. Some of the benefits of using AlgaPūr oils for skin care are higher hydration levels, a silky but not greasy skin feel, mildness on the skin, neutral color and odor, and improved shelf life.
Walfredo Linhares, General Manager of Solazyme Bunge Renewable Oils in Brazil, said,”We believe high performance and sustainability belong together. Natura is a leader in innovation and globally recognized for their sustainability efforts. We are very happy to work together to deliver better products for consumers and for our planet.”
Natura and Solazyme have been working together for two years on several projects on joint efforts to develop new formulations with Solazyme’s microalgae oils. “We are always looking for ingredients from renewable sources and technologies inspired in the nature, targeting low environmental impact processes and high performance solutions”, says Daniel Gonzaga, Director of Advanced Research of Natura. ” Solazyme microalgae oil that will compose some of our products are a sustainable alternative for new formulations development”, he concludes.
Solazyme produces sustainable high performance ingredients for multiple markets and its joint venture facility is located in São Paulo State, in partnership with Bunge.