Botaneco has innovative oleosome chemistry for the personal care market and now, a
new innovation lab to show customers how to use this chemistry to create novel skin
care, hair and sun care products.
Tom Branna • Editorial Director
THE CHEMISTRY is cutting-edge, the classroom is, too. Botaneco has opened a laboratory and sales office in Lambertville, NJ to connect with personal care formulators and create
opportunities for its oilseed-based natural ingredients for skin,
sun and hair care products. Company executives welcomed reporters to their new site to answer questions and showcase the
benefits of incorporating oleosomes and proteins derived from
safflower and other plant-based materials.
Botaneco’s chemistry revolves around oleosomes, specialized
organelle in the cells of seed plants that function as natural delivery systems. According to the company, the oleosome’s inner
structure includes a reservoir of triglycerides and vitamins, surrounded by a phospholipid bilayer and encapsulated by proteins.
Botaneco obtains the ingredients from safflower oilseeds grown
in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, without any alterations, and without
any use of a solvent, making then available for use in skin and
hair care formulas as an efficient delivery system.
“Through a sustainable process, we isolate natural, multifunc-
tional ingredients from oilseeds that enhance the performance of
personal care products,” said James Szarko, president and chief
executive officer, Botaneco.“We have step-change innovation.”
And with the new laboratory and office in Lambertville, NJ,
Botaneco has the platform to highlight the benefits of these ma-
terials. Beauty product formulators who visit the site will learn
how it is possible to make effective formulations with sustainable
technology, according to Diane Nordstrom, formulation chemist.
“The lab lets us work one-on-one with our customers,” she
explained. “We’ve already had several customers to Lambertville
and after seeing our technology, they’ve told us that this what the
future of product formulation looks like.”
at work in the
Lambertville, NJ lab.