Safic-Alcan launches its cosmetics activity in the U.S.A. within its subsidiary ChemSpec Polymer Additives

Safic-Alcan ChemSpec Cosmetics Activity USA - Press Release

Safic-Alcan Group’s cosmetics activity in the U.S.A. has officially started on September 1st, 2015, within its subsidiary ChemSpec Polymer Additives.

This approach is in line with the strategic vision of the Group to expand geographically in countries with strong market potential. The portfolio was built to respond to American beauty trends and to customer needs and is already diversified thanks to the trust of some existing partners from the Group. Safic-Alcan was also able to rely on new partners willing to entrust the distribution of their range in the U.S.A. to a dynamic and innovative distributor. The product line consists of actives, texturizing agents, preservatives, emollients, oils, butters, waxes and resins, surfactants, pigments and pearlescent pigments.

In order to enrich its portfolio in families of raw materials for which it does not have any principal, the Group has launched its own range of cosmetics ingredients. This is also an opportunity to showcase our team’s creativity. This range covers different categories: actives, texturizing agents and emollients. The natural or biotechnological actives have a proven efficacy: anti-aging, antioxidant, anti-pollution, soothing, veinotonic, keratolytic, lipolytic. The texturizing agents are natural (plant and algae derivatives), biotechnological or synthetic and offer the possibility to create a multitude of innovative textures. In addition, Safic-Alcan offers two exclusive formulas of peel-off alginate-based masks.


The range design will continue with the objective to cover all categories of ingredients needed to develop and manufacture all types of cosmetic products. Indeed, ChemSpec wishes to offer a wide range of cosmetics ingredients using specialty products. Commodity products will also be distributed in order to fulfill specific needs from the market and will be complementary with technical, value-added products.

ChemSpec also benefits from the technical support of the applied laboratory of Safic-Alcan France through formula kits developed with ingredients from the Safic-Alcan range and also from widely represented suppliers within the Group.

ChemSpec will participate in the Innovation Circle program at the Cosmopack New York Symposium at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel on September 16th and 17th. It will present its cosmetics ingredients innovations. Marie Graët, ChemSpec Sales & Marketing Manager - Cosmetics Division, will be present on the showroom.

About Safic-Alcan

Safic-Alcan, a French multinational distributor of speciality chemicals headquartered in Paris-La Défense (France), develops and provides a large range of polymers, materials and additives for the rubber, coatings, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industries.

The Group is present in all major countries of the European Union, as well as in Turkey, and China with on-going strategic development in Eastern European countries

Safic-Alcan posted nearly 403 M€ of revenues in 2014. The company is led by Martial Lecat, Philippe Combette and Jean-Michel Guyon.

Marie Graët
Sales & Marketing Manager, Cosmetics Division