Gryphon Investors-backed Vivify Special Ingredients, a provider of colorants, additives and ingredients for the food and beverage, personal care and cosmetics and industrial end markets, has bought Access Ingredients, a distributor of ingredients for the personal care industry.

Founded in 2012 and based in Arcadia, Calif., Access distributes surfactants and ingredients for the personal care category. The company is focused on offering services and ingredients to its customers, who are primarily personal care brands and manufacturers. Access will partner with Vivify’s Sandream Specialties division to offer a set of ingredient and color services to the personal care industry.

“Access is a proven innovator, with strong supplier relationships and specialty products, and the company will provide us with a key West Coast distribution facility,” says Brian Leen, Vivify CEO. “We expect this addition to help Vivify accelerate our growth in the hair and skincare markets and enhance our reputation as a value-added solutions provider for our customers, and we continue to look for like-minded acquisition partners across our industrial and life sciences markets.”

Kirkland & Ellis served as legal counsel to Vivify. Russ August & Kabat Law served as legal counsel to Access.