Upcycling trend in cosmetics

A new trend in the cosmetics industry is the quest to upcycle raw materials with the aim of cutting carbon and reducing waste. Here, existing starting materials or by-products are processed in such a way that new, functional substances or active ingredients are created, which saves resources and reduces energy consumption. This is precisely where our new raw material FOAMIN’TEA comes in: a 100 % plant-based upcycled raw material – the natural star among surfactants.

When by-products become the real stars


FOAMIN’TEA with INCI designation Camellia Oleifera Seed Extract is a 100 % natural plant-based powder that is produced as a by-product of tea seed oil extraction.

First, the oil is obtained through cold-pressing the seeds. Then the saponin residues are extracted from the camellia seed cake to obtain a dry extract, which contains more than 60 % saponin and is therefore an excellent natural surfactant.

You can read more interesting facts in the brochure here.

What functions does FOAMIN’TEA perform in the end product?

FOAMIN’TEA has a foaming, cleansing and antimicrobial effect, making it an ideal alternative to conventional surfactants.

The COSMOS-certified raw material can be used in any cleansing products: be it solid soap, shower gel, shampoo, cleansing foam or even toothpaste – it has never been easier to switch to a natural product.

See for yourself and become part of the green movement!

Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact us.

Dr. Robert von Rönn
Head of BU Life Science

Telephone: +49 40 300 501 8188
E-mail: r.vonroenn@tergroup.com