Find our news throughout the year: our presence at international shows, our high points, and business information!
SOPHIM completes a €20m funding round to accelerate its development
12 September 2023
SOPHIM, an international player at the service of green and innovative cosmetics Founded in 1996 and based in Peyruis (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), SOPHIM is a company specialising in the manufacturing of ...
70 years of squalane history: Why is olive squalane taking the lead?
29 August 2023
Shark squalane disappeared in western countries So why extract squalene from liver oil from small sharks caught more than 300 meters deep? It was an industrial ease choice at the beginning of its use ...
Bliss, the moisturizing and soothing massage oil
31 July 2023
Bliss, the post-workout massage oil So, you’ve just finished a fitness class, been for a jog, or a bike ride? Or do you just want to relax after hours of walking or standing on public transport? Bliss ...
Footlose, the moisturizing foot mask
30 June 2023
Relieve tension after a workout or a long day Our feet accompany us in all our activities at home, work, or leisure and sporting activities. But do we take sufficient care of them? Skin can become dry ...
Frozen, the post-training soap with a refreshing effect
22 May 2023
Products for the well-being of athletes Every day, companies work to create products dedicated to well-being. Among the various target audiences, sportsmen and women require special attention due to their ...
Hotstuff, the muscle warming massage stick
27 April 2023
Cosmetics for sportspeople As we approach the Paris Olympics in 2024, sport is in the spotlight and many sporting disciplines are being popularised, to the delight of both experienced practitioners and ...
In-cosmetics : Sophim’s participation to the exhibition
31 March 2023
In-cosmetics, the internationally renowned cosmetics trade fair The In-cosmetics trade show is a reference in the world of cosmetics. Each year, this show brings together the major players in the sector ...
Launching your cosmetic brand: distribution of your products
24 February 2023
Distribution: the final phase of your brand launch The good distribution of your brand is the key to its profitability, so it is a factor that should not be neglected. Indeed, your product may be the ...
Launching your cosmetic brand: the formulation of your products
31 January 2023
Create a bill of specifications for your cosmetic formulation The formulation of a cosmetic product consists of creating a stable product with clearly identified properties by combining ingredients that ...
Launching your cosmetics brand: marketing positioning
19 December 2022
An essential differentiating position in cosmetics Today, large groups dominate the cosmetics market, imposing their brands in many distribution channels. L'Oréal, Unilever and Estée Lauder are the ...
Halal cosmetics in question
18 October 2022
Understanding the issues surrounding halal certification More than two billion people adhered to Islam worldwide in 2020, according to atlasocio.com. Muslims are looking for products that respect the ...
Vegan cosmetics in question
27 September 2022
Understanding the vegan approach The vegan movement is mainly known to the general public on the subject of food. In reality, it is a global approach, which concerns a lifestyle. Veganism fights against ...
COSMOS NATURAL and COSMOS ORGANIC certifications
23 August 2022
The COSMOS label, a must in cosmetics The COSMOS Standard was born from the international collaboration between several actors committed to the promotion of more natural and environmentally friendly cosmetic ...
Why choose an ISO 9001 certified company for your cosmetic ingredients?
29 July 2022
A necessary search for quality Providing quality products or services is an objective for many companies in all sectors. This commitment is also a key factor for success and ensures competitiveness in ...
The INCI, an international nomenclature for cosmetic ingredients
22 June 2022
Crucial issues around the composition of a cosmetic product Clearly communicating about the composition of a cosmetic product is essential for building trust with customers. Consumers looking for healthy ...
Discover the differences between organic and natural cosmetics
24 May 2022
Significant differences between natural and organic cosmetics The distinction between natural and organic cosmetics is simple: Natural cosmetic products contain a high proportion of natural ingredients ...
Sunset Sorbet, soothing face mask proposition by Sophim
13 May 2022
Demonstrate the qualities of our cosmetic ingredients Since 1996, Sophim has been producing healthy and natural cosmetic ingredients, obtained from rigorously selected raw materials. We are committed ...
Meet Sophim at in-cosmetics 2022
29 March 2022
Sophim's team will be delighted to welcome you on our stand, to present our latest orientation formulas, Sunset sorbet, a refreshing and soothing face mask, and Morning Smoothie, a ...
Cosmetics chemistry: Learn to decipher the ingredients !
25 March 2022
The main families of cosmetic ingredients Cosmetic formulation requires a high level of expertise. Specialised engineers and technicians must identify the various ingredients required and define the best ...
Sophim Iberia : News
11 February 2022
An incentive has been received from the Agency for Innovation and Development of Andalusia IDEA, of the Andalusian Government, for an amount of 228,043.78 €, 80% co-financed by the European Union through ...
Is squalane comedogenic ?
21 January 2022
Comedogenic products not recommended for oily and combination skin The pores of the skin may be naturally clogged by the accumulation of skin or impurities, and by an excess of sebum. The skin does not ...
Is squalane better than hyaluronic acid in cosmetics ?
25 November 2021
Hyaluronic acid in cosmetics With the formula (C14H21NO11)n, hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan. This large carbohydrate (sugar) molecule is naturally present in the skin. The dermis and epidermis ...
The benefits of squalane for the skin
27 October 2021
Discover the benefits of squalane for the skin Squalene is a hydrocarbon, an organic compound containing exclusively carbon and hydrogen atoms. Less commonly known as spinacene or supraene, this isomer ...
Olive Squalane and Sugarcane squalane : decoding
29 September 2021
Squalane, a beneficial molecule for the cosmetics industry Squalane is a branched hydrocarbon, a compound that contains only hydrogen and carbon atoms. It is derived from squalene, a terpene derivative ...
Sophim : teams, trades and skills in cosmetics
20 July 2021
But this success is also due to the skills of our collaborators, who daily throw themselves into the company to innovate, produce and commercialise ingredients of excellent quality, to meet the expectations ...
Waxes, emulsifiers and texturing agents in cosmetics
30 June 2021
Differences between emulsifiers and texturing agents Cosmetics formulations incorporate emulsifiers and texturing agents at the same time for different and complementary purposes. Obligatory emulsifiers ...
Sophim, a Cosmetic Valley company
27 May 2021
France, a pioneer in modern perfumery and cosmetics The arts of perfumery and cosmetics have existed for millennia. The sweetest fragrances were already being used in ancient temples to honour the gods. ...
Upcycling in cosmetics
19 April 2021
From the linear economy to the circular economy The traditional economic model has long been based on a linear and extractive approach: Extraction of raw materials or production of agricultural resources; ...
Cosmetics increasingly sensitive to water resource issues
19 March 2021
Managing this precious resource requires a strong commitment from political leaders, but also a collective effort by all, consumers as well as businesses, in which professionals in the cosmetics sector ...
8 good reasons to adopt olive squalane in cosmetics
22 February 2021
1. Emollient products are indispensable in cosmetics Emollients play an essential role in skin hydration. By countering the effects of water evaporation, they help reduce Transepidermal Water Loss (or ...
Cosmetic formulas: the 2020 portfolio
29 January 2021
Extra Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer, the hydro-alcoholic moisturizing gel Marked by the emergence of the Covid-19, the year 2020 saw the development of new hygiene rituals. Hand washing with hydro-alcoholic ...
Cosmetics by 2025 : challenges & trends
21 December 2020
Covid-19: immediate international repercussions The year 2020 is closely linked to the emergence and then rapid spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Its consequences were abrupt and unprecedentedly sudden ...
What are the issues and challenges of solid cosmetics?
26 November 2020
But professionals interested in solid cosmetics face real challenges if they want to be part of this new trend. How can they offer a sensory experience and effectiveness that is equivalent to classic formulations? ...
What challenges and actions exist when it comes to green cosmetics?
6 November 2020
Cosmetics have been undergoing profound change for several years now. Beyond fashion trends, stakeholders in our industry are wondering how to respond to the ecological and social challenges of the 21st ...
Opting for PEG-free cosmetic ingredients
18 September 2020
Polyethylene glycol (PEG) and polypropylene glycol (PPG) are chemical compounds widely used in many cosmetic formulas. Originating from the petrochemical industry, they no longer meet the expectations ...
Cosmetics and European regulations: why produce in Europe?
30 June 2020
What is the real value of European regulations? European or Community law is based on the principle of primacy. This means that it has a value greater than national laws: any State cannot therefore vote ...
Natural or synthetic squalane: which one to choose?
14 May 2020
The different manufacturing processes of squalane The squalane used by professionals in the cosmetic industry can come from several origins. Natural squalane Squalane can be produced by hydrogenation ...
Guided tour of our Peyruis site in France
14 May 2020
Why don't you visit our premises with us? Discover our head office in Peyruis, France and go behind the scenes at Sophim! A historic plant in Peyruis Created in 1986, our company is located today in ...
See you at Cosmet’Agora !
15 January 2020
2020, definitely focusing on « Clean Beauty » « Naturality, Efficacy, Unique Sensory feel : Sophim strengthens its position in Clean Beauty trend and confirms its Leadership by investing more than ...
Exhibitions: let’s meet each other’s
16 September 2019
Barcelona 23-24 October 2019 - Booth 126 : Meet our team during next Cosmetorium exhibition We will be very happy to discuss with you about our natural solutions for your Cosmetic formulas, and to present ...
Phytosqualan, a must have natural emollient for your cosmetic formulations
8 August 2019
Squalene molecule is naturally present at different skin level. It is present in different plant sources too. Its hydrogenation into squalane, delivers a very stable ingredient, and very well tolerated, ...
21 June 2019
Our Affiliate, SOPHIM IBERIA, supports CAIXA program for vaccination, and fight against infant mortality in World poorest countries. This year, SOPHIM Iberia receives Silver Sponsorship medal for supporting ...