Since the product development of Lumene Group leans on natural origin, the well-being of the environment is of our interest. We combine the latest technologies with the active ingredients of Nordic nature. Along with improving the product efficacy, LUMENE and CUTRIN aim to improve the sustainability of each new product compared to the previous launch.
Adding value to the recycled or sidestreamed products is known as upcycling. Many of the Nordic ingredients have been developed from side streams of food and forest industry.
Currently, we use 45 different ingredients from the Nordic nature. Half of them are upcycled. As an example, we obtain cloudberry oil from the press cake leftover in berry juice production. It brings a significant sustainability advantage: berries do not have to be picked just to supply the cosmetics company. By using sidestreams, we also promote local partnerships and reduce waste.
In 2022 we added oat milk, camelina oil and nettle extract into our raw material portfolio as new Nordic ingredients.
Kristofer Vänttinen, R&D Manager