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Release 03.04.2017

Pure and natural, organic Finnish bio-based ingredients for cosmetics introduced at in-cosmetics Global 2017 in London

Natural ingredients are becoming more prevalent in modern cosmetics as consumer concerns about synthetic ingredients and chemical substances increase. The pure Finnish nature offers innovative bio-based ingredients for cosmetic, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries globally. The Finnish offering is showcased at in-cosmetics Global 2017 fair, April 4-6, 2017 in London.

Finnish bio-based extracts and ingredients can be used as organic raw materials in various cosmetic, pharmaceutical and healthcare products. The production does not require any chemicals and most extracts are eco-certified. Clean Finnish water is used throughout the process.

The source of these natural extracts and ingredients is the pure Finnish flora which stem from clean air, soil and water. Plants and especially berries thrive in the Finnish landscape dominated by forests and lakes. The unique, harsh, northern climate with short but intense summers with long days full of sunlight produce raw materials with a concentration of nutritious elements and flavonoids. Sub-zero winters alternating with warm summers means that wood grows slowly and develops high-quality biomass.

Vast expertise in refining natural resources

New innovative companies in the Finnish bio-based industry have proven excellence in wood and plant extracts, resin formulations and wood-based polymeric oils. University-level scientific research, intensive cooperation with research institutes and comprehensive R&D provide a strong foundation for the Finnish knowhow in utilizing organic raw materials.

“Because of the long history of the Finnish forest industry, bioeconomic innovations have a long tradition in Finland. We have close cooperation between research institutes and industry. Currently, a number of Finnish companies are skilled in producing natural ingredients for cosmetic, pharmaceutical and healthcare applications. These companies represent innovative, first-rate competence in refining natural resources,” says Pia Qvintus, Program Director for Innovative Bioproducts Finland, a national internationalization program for companies with novel bio-based products.

Finland is one of the world's most forested countries, and clean nature has always formed the basis of the Finnish way of life. According to the 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index, Finland is the 5th most innovative nation in the world. Thanks to a unique relationship with nature, technology expertise and an innovation-driven society, developing innovative bio-based ingredients comes naturally to Finns.

Where to find us at in-cosmetics

Finnish bio-based companies have a joint stand: EE71, Innovative Bioproducts Finland.

The companies will be presenting their offering during the whole event, April 4-6, 2017 at ExCel London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL.

Meet the companies at stand EE71 and find out more about pure Finnish bio-based ingredients and products. 

Exhibiting companies

NAVITER - Natural berry extracts for skin and hair care

Naviter develops and manufactures innovative skincare and haircare products, with a special focus on products for professional use. Our products are designed for sensitive and problematic skin. Naviter cosmetics are made with clean Nordic ingredients with sustainability as a top priority.

Naviter produces natural berry extracts for cosmetics and healthcare. We provide safe natural components from organic Finnish berries with stem cell technologies.

FOREST OF LAPLAND - Arctic berry, plant and wood extracts

Forest of Lapland is a producer of standardized herbal extracts and natural active substances for the pharmaceutical, health food and cosmetic industries. The extracts are antibacterial and rich in both antioxidants and flavonoids.

Forest of Lapland uses Pressurized Hot Water Extraction (PHWE) technology. The extraction is performed without chemicals. We have research cooperation contracts with several universities and national research institutes.

INNOMOST - Wood-based polymeric oils and active ingredients for cosmetic applications

Innomost develops, produces and sells wood-based high added value polymeric oils and active ingredients for cosmetic applications. Ultimately, biodegradable sustainable products from pine and birch are just a starting point for the huge innovation potential of this agile company. For Innomost’s CEO and founder Dr. Sami Selkälä, the driving force is a strong expertise in organic chemistry combined with a passion for Finnish nature.

REPOLAR - Wound and skin care products based on natural Spruce extract

Repolar researches, develops and produces wound and skin care products for both human and animal healthcare. The company’s products are based on the active components of Norway spruce resin using the Resol technology developed by Repolar.

Norway spruce (Spicea abies) resin is a complex composition of naturally active components with a unique three-fold effect: a strongly bactericidic and fungicidic impact, anti-inflammatory properties, and properties that enhance wound healing. Repolar is ISO13485:2003 certified.

For further information, please contact:

Pia Qvintus, Program Director, Innovative Bioproducts Finland, Finpro +358 50 563 4129,

Hetta Huittinen, Communications Manager, Finpro, +358 40 033 9597,


Finpro helps Finnish SMEs go international, encourages foreign direct investment in Finland and promotes tourism. Finpro comprises Export Finland, Visit Finland and Invest in Finland. Finpro is a public sector operator with 240 experts serving in 37 trade centers in 31 countries and 6 regional offices in Finland.

Innovative Bioproducts Finland program is managed by Finpro.