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As the specialist of high-quality and emotive botanical extracts of the Croda group, Crodarom is dedicated to developing and producing high-quality active ingredients for cosmetics. We have developed a unique catalogue of botanical extracts from worldwide sourced plants, mineral extracts (stones, pearls, etc.), as well as commodities (oils, active complexes, etc.).

Located in Chanac (southern France), our production capabilities and our various eco-designed plant processes allow us to extract the best of what the plant world can offer.

Our slogan Inspire, Innovate and Beautify sum up our botanical expertise:

  • Inspire by the intelligence of plants, based on our strong knowledge about plant physiology and our expertise in phytochemistry and metabolites benefits.
  • Innovate with the extraction of the best of the plants thanks to high extraction expertise, large production capacities, numerous eco-designed technologies, and tailor-made solutions.
  • Beautify by providing nice plants that never cease to amaze through wonderful stories, sustainable claims, traditional uses, and healthy properties.

One of Crodarom’s key priorities is the responsible sourcing of genetic resources. Since our creation and thanks to our committed partnerships, we have supported the development of farmers in France, and elsewhere throughout the world. Through ethical partnerships and direct exchanges with its producers, we can offer our customers guarantees of transparency and traceability across the entire supply chain.

As Crodarom strives for continuous improvement of quality and service, we have received the following certifications: ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO 45001, and the EFfCI label.

Modern and green-key extraction technologies

Equipped with state-of-the-art research and extraction facilities and in collaboration with Croda’s high performance laboratories, we offer our expertise through tight collaborations with customers to develop customized ingredients according to their precise specifications.

As no technology is universal, Crodarom adapts its process to each raw material, after an evaluation of what solvent and technology must be used to capture the most precious and most efficient components of the plants.

The technologies we are the proudest of are the microwave one of which we were a pioneer, and the Eco-Sound process using ultrasound technology. Among other, these green key technologies are at the core of Crodarom’s CSR strategy.


Crodarom’s Sustainability Commitments

Crodarom’s process of protecting the environment and ethical values started long ago, before the introduction of a new and innovative extraction technology using microwaves in 1996. Since then, we have been striving for sustainable innovations with new eco-friendly technologies, decarbonization projects and even more transparent and win-win partnerships for responsible sourcing.

Crodarom’s “Be ACTIVEly Committed” CSR strategy is based on a desire for sustainable innovation in a dynamic of continuous improvement, inspired by some passionate people: our producers who supply plants while promoting sustainable agricultural practices and biodiversity respect.

Crodarom’s range of products

Continuously investing to monitor and analyse new market trends and consumer behaviours, we supply an extensive catalogue of ingredients that answer current market needs, as well as our customer’s requirements for transparency, traceability, naturality, safety and efficacy. For more information on the Crodarom Portfolio, please visit:

Crodarom® range

Our emotive and unusual eye-catching botanical or mineral extracts will bring meaning to your cosmetics. They offer the most representative range of what botanicals can bring to body, hair and skin care in terms of emotions, naturalness, and storytelling.

The Crodarom® ingredients are unique, trend-driven and innovative extracts that provide our customers the opportunity to create enchanting stories around ancestral traditions and innovative concepts.

The Crodarom® range best-sellers:

  • Crodarom® Banana Flower, the natural booster of good mood
  • Crodarom® Green Caviar, inspired by the J-Beauty
  • Crodarom® Black Pearl, symbol of perfect beauty


Les Delices

This range of sensorial and technical ingredients is inspired by local traditions around the world. Les Delices are born from the synergy of our botanical know-how, our sustainable commitments, and our technological expertise.

Extracted through our Eco-Sound® technology, these unique and unusual blends of two traditional plants have been created to awaken the five senses and provide body and mind connection.


Phytessence™ range

Our Phytessence™ range is a perfect example of efficacy inspired by nature and the intelligence of plants. This unique range of extracts offers the combination of the inspiration from herbal-medecine and local traditions, the effectiveness of selected active substances and the emotional concepts drawn for the plant world.

Quantification of active molecule as well as in vitro and/or in vivo performance data join a strong marketing story around the plant to provide exclusive botanical extracts.

Applications for the Phytessence™ range cover all the needs of skin, body and hair care: balance, hydration, protection, anti-ageing, radiance, soothing, …


Phytolea Range

Phytolea is a perfect range for waterless cosmetics. Our 100% natural pure oils are modern sources of inspiration for a care mixing cocooning rituals and sensorial care.

Free of any preservative or additive, they are obtained from upcycling by-products of the food-industry.


Crodarom, part of Croda Personal Care

Crodarom has been the botanical extract specialist of the international chemistry group for more than 30 years. Alban Muller was recently acquired (2021) and is now with Crodarom forming the Botanical Alliance within the Croda group, a natural alliance for Beautanicals.

Croda was established in 1925, Croda is the name behind high performance ingredients and technologies: creating, making and selling speciality chemicals that are relied on by industries and consumers everywhere.

They have a network of over 4,200 passionate and committed employees, working together as one global team across manufacturing sites and offices in 36 countries. Croda Personal Care is dedicated to working with its customers to meet evolving consumer needs, whilst maintaining its commitment to sustainability and social responsibility through initiatives that include the use of certified sustainable palm oil and other renewable raw materials. The company’s expertise in formulation development, claims substantiation, market analysis and regulatory support provides customers immediate access to essential services for successful product development.

As a global business, Croda Personal Care offers a wide and diverse product portfolio including a full line of natural, botanical ingredients from its Crodarom and Alan Muller division and a full range of skin and hair care actives from its Sederma division.

In addition, Croda is home to the global fragrance and flavours business Iberchem and Parfex, a French fragrance house based in Grasse, the world capital for fragrances.


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