Our active ingredients are : natural, innovative, locally sourced

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 Floralg Water™

  • 2023 BSB Innovation Award in the category “Environment”

05 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 driven by a profound passion for the intricacies of algae and plants, Xavier Briand emerged as a trailblazer in the realm of cutting-edge active ingredients for the cosmetics industry. Armed with a dual PhD in fine chemistry and plant physiology, Xavier’s journey led him to play a pivotal role in establishing the Center for the Study and Development of Algae (CEVA) in Pleubian, Côtes d’Armor. Remarkably, he assumed the helm of all research programs at a mere 24 years of age, showcasing an extraordinary commitment to the field.

By the age of 29, deeply convinced of the immense potential of marine active ingredients in the cosmetics arena, Xavier ventured into the Roullier Group, where he established the subsidiary Biotechmarines. Serving as its CEO for an impressive 25 years, he steered the company’s course until its acquisition by the Air Liquide Group in 2013.

In heartfelt tribute to her father’s remarkable legacy, Fidji Briand embarked on a mission to follow in his footsteps and perpetuate his unparalleled expertise. Armed with a dual master’s degree from Grenoble Business School, encompassing a Master’s in Management and specialized expertise in the management of luxury brands, fashion, and design, Fidji’s professional journey unfolded with collaborations alongside international giants like LVMH, L’Oréal, and Clarins.

Driven by a fervent commitment to innovation in bioactive substances for cosmetics, she embarked on her entrepreneurial path, birthing the visionary venture known as Odycea.

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