Our products are : sustainable innovations, locally sourced, COSMOS and China compliant

The odyssey of nature

Bio-active substances for skincare, haircare and make-up care

ODYCEA is a French supplier of active ingredients led by nature explorers. We draw our inspiration from the heart of plant intelligence by unlocking the secrets of living organisms and of this mysterious nature at the roots of life. The natural substances identified have new and innovative properties or original mechanisms of action. Their effectiveness is scientifically proven. This innovation is intended for the Research and Development departments of french and international cosmetic laboratories.

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Pioneering research

Phytochemical Exploration

Through close partnerships with public research organizations and leading specialists, Odycea aims to identify biologically active fractions or substances in plants and to harness their power using green chemistry extraction processes.

In-vitro & Ex-vivo Efficacy

Odycea explores skin intelligence to identify new mechanisms of action and new skin targets. We partners with leading french and international laboratories in the field of dermatology research whose expertise is unrivaled in the industry.

Clinically proven Efficacy

Odycea uses the latest innovations in hi-tech equipment, particularly in the fields of imaging, biometrics and skin bio-engineering to validate the efficacy of our actives, including clinical efficacy.

Scientific Excellence

As symbol of Odycea’s scientific excellence, patents are designed to protect its iconic innovations such as Marine Bamboo, Pearl Alga, Jade Alga, Pink Nectar, Spring Snow and Plankton Glass Flower.

Our awards

01 Pink Nectar™

  • 2022 BSB Innovation Award in the category « Most Innovative Raw Material »
  • 2022 BSB Innovation Award in the category “Environment”

02 Jade alga™

  • 2021 CITE JAPAN in the Environmental Category
  • 2021 BSB Innovation Awards in  the category « Most Innovative Raw Materials»
  • 2021 BSB Innovation Award in the category “Environment”

03 Marine Bamboo™

  • 2021 BSB Innovation Award in the category « Most Innovative Raw Material »
  • 2018 Green Award at In-Cosmetics Global

04 Odycea™

  • 2021 Award of the International Development of Côtes d’Armor

International networks

ODYCEA is present on more than 29 countries across the world thanks to a network of local distributors: Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United States.

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A family passion

As a young man with a passion for the intelligence of algae and plants, Xavier Briand was a pioneer in the development of high-tech active ingredients for cosmetics. After a double PhD in fine chemistry and plant physiology, and at only 24 years old, he participated in the creation of the Center for the Study and Development of Algae (CEVA) in Pleubian (Côtes d’Armor). He was in charge of all the research programs for 5 years. At the age of 29, convinced by the future of marine active ingredients for cosmetics, he joined the Roullier Group and created the subsidiary Biotechmarines. He was CEO for 25 years before its acquisition by the Air Liquide Group in 2013.

It is with deep respect and great admiration for his work that I was determined to follow in his footsteps and perpetuate his unique expertise.

After obtaining a double master’s degree at Grenoble Business School (Master in Management and Master specialized in the Management of luxury brands, fashion and design), collaborating with International Groups such as LVMH, L’Oréal and Clarins, I decided to launch my own activity specialized in innovative bioactive substances for cosmetics. This is how Odycea was born.

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