At Afede our aim is to scour the world for the most innovative ingredients / manufacturers in all of the sectors in which we specialise.

Our strategy for ingredients is threefold:

  • To scour the world for the most innovative ingredients / manufacturers in all of the sectors in which we specialise.
  • Secondly to be the leading supplier and experts within our core products categories: Active Delivery systems, Antioxidants, Cosmeceuticals, Marine, Natural extracts, Nutricosmetics, Skincare Actives, Skin Lightening & Weight Management.
  • Finally, to bring Brand owners the latest trends before they hit the market.

You can see a full product list for each sector on our homepage, please see below a brief overview of our core ingredient partners.


BTSA is a global company based in Madrid with more than 20 years of experience, they are one of the leading European manufacturers of Natural Antioxidants, Tocopherols & Natural Vitamin E.

As Antioxidant specialists, they have a growing portfolio of natural & semi natural antioxidants.

In addition to their standard portfolio they are able to produce bespoke grades, both of which can be Schaal & Rancimat tested to hone or fix any potential oxidisation problems.

They also have a great range of Omega products especially stabilized by some their antioxidants to help solve oxidisation in a range which is notoriously prone to these issues.


Cimaprem are Alginate experts who predominantly operate in the Food and Cosmetic sectors where they supply many different grades of alginates and hydrocolloid blends to meet customer’s specific formulation requirements.

They also produce alginate masks, including natural peel-off gel mask which are the next generation technology for masks and body packs, based on alginate technology. The peel-off gel is the only natural and ready to use liquid product that allows easy usage for a mask or body pack. It consists of two gel phases (one neutral & one containing the actives) which you simply mix together prior to application.

We possess many off the shelf formulations, however bespoke products are also possible and these masks are available in many different delivery formats such as dual and frangible sachets.

They are also a leading producers of alginate peel-off powder masks, as well as tailored alginates for craft and dental mould applications. We have a very healthy development pipeline for new technologies so please ask us about our latest products.


Since its inception in 2006, Infinitec has been an independent, technology-based, private biotech company that provides active ingredients to the cosmetic and biotech industry. Infinitec specialises in the research, process development, synthesis and manufacturing of peptides and other innovative active ingredients. Since its foundation, Infinitec has been focused on bringing its business and products closer to our valued customers with the aim to be the market leader in our specialty fields thanks to a novel approach to research, development of new products and technical processes.

However, what really makes the company unique in this field is the combination of great actives within tailored delivery systems. We have some great technology platforms from Molecular films through to Liposomes and Polarasomes. However, the latest system, The Cosmetic Drones™ we believe are the most advanced delivery system currently available to the Cosmetics market.


Naturethic are an exciting new completely natural, certified, active ingredient and cosmetic solution manufacturer with a rich heritage. They will provide the cosmetic industry with cosmetic natural solutions in the following four broad categories:

Delivery Systems: eCapsules® is our first delivery system designed to carry oil soluble actives. It’s an eco-certified, biocompatible, solid lipid natured system designed and developed to overcome the limitations of the release of oil soluble actives.

Ferments: derived from a strictly controlled fermentation process, creating nutrient dense essential elements for our skin.

Specialties: New mixtures and preparations developed by biotechnology with endless benefits to your skin.

Botanical Extracts: Complete portfolio of sustainably prepared extracts either on H2O, Glycerin or Propylene Glycol.


Sabinsa Corporation, founded in 1988 by Dr Muhammed Majeed, is a manufacturer and supplier of herbal extracts, phytonutrients, probiotics, spice extracts, specialty chemicals, minerals, cosmeceuticals and specialty fine chemicals. Sabinsa’s mission is to provide alternative and complementary natural ingredients for human nutrition, beauty and well-being, adhering to principles of environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

They have a large portfolio of active natural ingredients spanning all categories and the vast majority of these are supported by a huge amount of efficacy which makes them the perfect partner for any new developments.