Raw Materials from GfN & Selco


 October 14, 2020

Raw Materials from GfN & Selco

At Kinetik, we pride ourselves on aligning with the very best natural suppliers in the world. Aligning with an experienced partner for high-quality active substances in cosmetics, like GfN & Selco, enables Kinetik to provide new and innovative ingredients for growing personal care and cosmetics brands.

GfN & Selco combine natural origin with innovative active substances in one and are able to provide a variety of the best raw materials to help enrich products and create a unique added value.

Featured Suppliers: GfN & Selco

Based in Germany, GfN and its distributor Selco, provide a wide range of materials for skincare, from basic oils and butters to natural functional ingredients and high powered unique actives. With such a wide range of materials, they really have something for every market.

Both GfN and Selco are reliable suppliers of high-quality ingredients. They combine technical innovations with vast experience to create natural ingredients for the personal care industry that can be used for products such as: anti aging skincare, sun protection, hydration, anti-phlogistics, plant oils, and moisture regulation. Their actives are backed up with clinical data and partly conforming to ECOCERT, COSMOS or NaTrue standards.

According to GfN and Selco, “Experience is the basis for smooth production processes, high-quality active ingredients and last but not least, it is the foundation for your success.”

Find Active Innovations

A few of their most popular ingredients include:

Konjac Mannan Gel Powder

Konjac Mannan Gel Powder from GfN is a natural thickener, moisturizer and film derived from the Amorphophallus konjac tuber. Konjac Mannan gel powder also works as a moisturizer, gelling agent together when used with xanthan gum. ECOCERT and COSMOS certified, Konjac Mannan Gel Powder is widely used in skin care product applications as a thickening agent.

Bamboo Charcoal Powder

Bamboo Charcoal Powder from Selco is a fine black powder made from moso bamboo timber (Phyllostachys edulis). It is a micro-porous material with excellent absorption property due to its large specific surface area. This ingredient detoxifies by absorbing environmental pollutants and skin impurities and absorbs excess sebum and exfoliates to reveal smooth, more radiant skin.

Bamboo Charcoal powder is ideal for cleaning oily and acne-prone skin types.

Ethyl Ascorbic Acid

Ethyl Ascorbic Acid from Selco is a cosmetically stable, etherified derivative of ascorbic acid. Used as an excellent skin whitening agent, Ethyl ascorbic acid increases synthesis of collagen similar to ascorbic acid and is a strong antioxidant (protecting from free radicals and lipidperoxidation). Additionally, this active innovation provides strong antioxidant performance, skin brightening, and collagen boosting properties.

Sample Formulation Utilizing Ethyl Ascorbic Acid: Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin-C Serum (Ethyl Ferulate natural)

Formulate with GfN and Selco

As your trusted partner in raw, natural ingredients for personal care, skin care, cosmetics, and more, Kinetik offers the support brands need to formulate with quality ingredients from suppliers around the world, like GfN and Selco. In fact, GfN and Selco were one of Kinetik’s first suppliers.

Not sure how to incorporate GfN and Selco into your next project. We’re here to help!

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