This is cosmetics without Evonik… And this is cosmetics with Evonik. You might not see a difference, but we make concentrated, reproducible cosmetic active ingredients based on plant material while conserving resources. “We obtain the plants from our customers and culture them in laboratory bioreactors (and then we scale up). In bioreactors we can selectively control production of highly concentrated plant extracts without modifying their genetic material. Right now we’re working with about 60 plant species. We extract substances from cacti and slow-growing plants like sequoias. From flowers like roses, and even from aquatic plants. This innovative technology allows us to offer our customers tailor-made, high-performance actives. And we do that without any pesticides, herbicides, or other contaminants. Besides preventing contamination of any kind, we also produce optimized extracts from extremely complex plant compositions. In this way, we’re doing our part to make sure giant squids and other fantastic creatures are as radiant in 20 years as they are today.