From sugarcane ashes to clean beauty
Silica is used widely in personal care and cosmetics and is traditionally sourced from non-renewable sand dredging, which requires significant energy consumption and emits large amounts of C02.
Amyris’ sustainable and renewable Biosilica™ is derived from discarded sugarcane ashes and has similar or better performance characteristics compared to industry benchmarks. Applications suited for Biosilica™ are foundations, creams, lotions, and powders, as a sustainable and better performing alternative to extractive silica and microplastics.
Amyris’ plant-derived silica has unique sphericity, high oil absorption, particle size and oil/water absorption ratio. These characteristics offer premium benefits such as elegant texture, sebum control, mattification, and anti-aging effects without drying the skin. Amyris’ Biosilica™ is also 100% biogenic (produced by nature), homogenous, soft to the skin, and has a silky application without blurring characteristics.