Sustainability from the Source: Starting with a Sustainable Feedstock

Our patented bio-fermentation process starts with sustainable sugarcane. This renewable sugarcane feedstock is grown irrigation-free in coastal Brazil — far from the rainforest. As Brazil is the world leader in sugarcane production (forecasted to produce over 36M tons of sugarcane in 2023), we have a stable, continuous supply of rapidly renewable sugarcane. To decrease our carbon footprint, we recently opened a new bio-fermentation facility in Barra Bonita. The proximity between the sugarcane mills and our bio-fermentation plant minimizes the fossil fuels used in transport.

Pictorial illustration of sugarcane bio-fermentation and the process to manufacture sustainable, clean beauty ingredients from sugarcane

Third-Party Verified for Ethical, Sustainable Supply Chains

Bonsucro, a World Wildlife Fund-founded NGO, certifies fair treatment and wages — as well as sustainability — for all along the sugarcane supply chain.

Upcycling and Repurposing for a Better Planet

The patented technology behind our bio-fermentation manufacturing process ensures each drop of sugar is used as effectively as possible. Any waste products are repurposed:

  • 60% of the water is recycled
  • Spent yeast are applied as fertilizer
  • Bagasse is used to create steam power for bio-fermentation and the local power grid
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Neossance™ Squalane

A Clean Beauty Case Study

Sugarcane bio-fermentation creates an impressively sustainable solution for traditional ingredients like Squalane. Our sugarcane-derived Neossance Squalane substitutes for shark-derived Squalane to replace the demand for millions of sharks yearly.

Sugarcane Is Beauty’s Optimal Sustainable Feedstock

Compared to other plant-derived Squalane, Neossance Squalane conserves more resources:

  • 585X less land than olive-derived Squalane
  • 52X less water consumption than olive-derived Squalane
  • Lower carbon footprint


Neossance™ Squalane transforms the beauty ingredient space:

Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions versus petrochemical processes
Renewable sugarcane
Reduction in irrigation versus other vegetal squalane
Neossance Squalane replaces the demand for 4M sharks yearly