Quintis Sandalwood, a global leader in the supply of Indian and Australian sandalwood, has appointed IMCD Australia as the new distributor of its coveted sandalwood ingredients for the personal care industry.
The partnership will see IMCD, which sources its ingredients from world-leading suppliers, distribute Quintis Sandalwood’s Santalum album (Indian sandalwood) oil and powder, and Santalum spicatum (Australian sandalwood) oil across its extensive trade client list in Australia.
Carmel Power, Chief Sales Officer at Quintis Sandalwood, said “Sandalwood is quickly gaining a reputation within the personal care and beauty space as a unique active ingredient.
“IMCD’s wealth of expertise, executional capability and commitment to sustainability is a perfect fit for our business. This distribution partnership reflects Quintis’s vision and commitment to seeing the species thrive for decades to come, as we continue to uncover more about its therapeutic and multi-functional active properties and share those discoveries with the world.
“We are delighted to have IMCD on board as our new distribution partner. IMCD will play a key role in continuing to grow demand for sandalwood and understanding of all the exceptional qualities it is renowned for.”
IMCD Australia has a wide range of personal care and beauty product offerings across different specialities in the functional space and a strength in actives, including essential oils, fragrances, antioxidants, and powders. Along with its formulation product offering, it has extensive local market coverage and reach into Asia.
Tasha Spicer, General Manager of Beauty & Personal Care at IMCD Australia, said “Australian brands can take a lot of inspiration from the latest trends in the industry, and we look forward to connecting our clients to the benefits of sandalwood within Beauty and Personal Care products.
"IMCD’s business values are well aligned to the sustainable and ethical supply of Quintis’ products, and it’s rare to be able to offer a single ingredient, like Indian sandalwood oil, that is both sustainably and ethically produced while also having proven therapeutic benefits and antioxidant and anti-collagenase properties.”
Quintis Sandalwood will be sharing its Cellular and Clinical trial data, along with its internal technical expertise, with IMCD Australia to support formulation offerings and claims for its customers.
Indian sandalwood oil is a multi-functional cosmetic ingredient that provides multiple benefits to a cosmetic preparation. While it is an excellent candidate to be a key active ingredient, it can also work synergistically with other active ingredients in cosmetic formulations, going far beyond being just a wonderful scent in products.
“The active component in sandalwood oil, alpha-santalol, targets myriad skin issues, including well-ageing, acne, and inflammation, as it has been proven to be a natural anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anti-pigmenting ingredient, along with being a powerful antioxidant. An ingredient we encourage formulators to consider,” Power continued.
“We are currently expanding IMCD’s active portfolio and investing in sustainable innovations, formulations, and ‘green sciences’ to support the drive for sustainable solutions on behalf of our customers and suppliers, so Quintis Sandalwood’s ingredients perfectly align with this,” Spicer said.
IMCD Australia is currently preparing for its NeoTech Beauty event showcasing a selection of its partners’ ingredients and state-of-the-art formulation expertise. The event will demonstrate how high-tech science and innovation are essential to support the movement for clean and sustainable beauty.
Quintis Sandalwood ingredients will be included at the NeoTech Beauty event in the category of pure and natural, nodding to its eco-designed processes and proprietary method of distillation that reduces the company’s water and energy requirements by 75%.
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