The mineral Olivine is a magnesium iron silicate with an olive green colour.
According to the France-based ingredients supplier, the magnesium contained in the rock can be extracted to make a magnesium rich complex, the Oli’vîne extract, bioavailable to the skin.
Increase cellular energy
The extract can help increase cellular energy levels and help skin cells to fight against stress, the company claims.
The extract joins four other mineral matters actives: Hema’tîte, Mala’ktîte, Zin’Cîte and Rhodo’lîte.
All the extracts in the range, including the new addition, are water soluble liquids and contain bioavailable mineral complexes, claimed the company.
This liquid and bioavailable nature of the extracts are what set the range apart from competitors whose offerings are non soluble powders, explained the company.
Minerals for men, gems for girls
Formulators can highlight the mineral aspect of the extract in an attempt to appeal to the male market, or underline Olivine’s use as a precious stone if a touch of glamour is needed, suggested Gattefossé.
The company will also be launching a new original lemon extract that can replace water in many cosmetics formulations, as well as an active texture agent, at the up coming show in Munich.