● Imerys’ 100% natural ingredients for make-up and skincare products

● Addressing the Cosmetic industry’s sustainability challenges with ImerCare®

Imerys is the world’s leading supplier of specialty minerals, delivering excellence and market-driven innovation to customers around the world. Our ambition is to be the trusted mineral partner that shapes the world with sustainable solutions.

With decades of combined expertise in the Personal Care business, our ImerCare® brand of 100% natural minerals derived from diatomite, kaolin, mica, perlite and talc are meeting increased consumer demand for organic and natural cosmetics the world over.

At In-cosmetics® 2022, our Personal Care team will be showcasing the most recent additions to the ImerCare® range, including our latest developments for make-up and skincare products and an exciting new mattifying agent. We will also be addressing how our natural mineral ingredients address the Cosmetics Industry’s sustainability challenges during the Sustainability Corner round of keynote presentations.

Imerys’ 100% natural ingredients for make-up and skincare products

ImerCare® VitalSkin for make-up powders

ImerCare® VitalSkin is our latest, natural mineral innovation for make-up powders, based on highly porous, natural diatomaceous earth. This patented technology has been specifically engineered to protect the skin from external pollutants. Unlike conventional antioxidant skincare products which simply repair damage after the event, ImerCare® VitalSkin absorbs pollution agents, stopping particles from penetrating the skin and preventing skin damage.

ImerCare® 6M French mica for pressed powders

ImerCare® 6M is a natural mica product, sustainably sourced from our French deposit in Brittany. ImerCare® 6M natural mica has been specifically engineered to optimize particle size and lamellarity so as to provide good cohesion, transparency and a luminous effect in pressed make-up powders such as eye shadows, blushers and face powders - even at high loadings.

ImerCare® Matte for skincare and make-up applications

ImerCare® Matte is a sustainable matting agent which imparts a superior mattifying effect in gels and creams, liquid foundations and pressed powders. Based on 100% natural kaolin with an innovative microporous structure and high surface area, ImerCare® Matte is not only a highly effective mattifying solution which soaks up sebum for an immediate matte finish, its low-carbon footprint significantly improves the eco-profile of the whole formulation - making it an effective sustainable alternative to microplastic matting solutions.

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Addressing the Cosmetic industry’s sustainability challenges with ImerCare®

Imerys Sustainability specialist, Juliette Cauchy, and Personal Care Sales Manager, Paul-Louis Lafargue, will be highlighting the environmental advantages of using our ImerCare® Matte matting agent for creams and foundations over conventional microplastic-based ingredients.

ImerCare® products for cosmetics applications are natural alternative ingredients that address the Cosmetics industry’s sustainability challenges. A recent Life Cycle Assessment performed by PwC for Imerys, and reviewed by independent experts, compared the environmental impact of two mattifying agents used in creams and liquid foundations: ImerCare® Matte, a kaolin based natural solution, and polymethyl methacrylate, a microplastic-based ingredient. The study demonstrated a reduction in environmental impact when using ImerCare® Matte, for the same level of performance. The results of this study will be shared during the session. ● Venue Wednesday 6th April from 10:15 am to 10:45 am ● Title

About Imerys

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with €4.4 billion revenue and 16,900 employees in 2021, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to a diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on the beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes. 


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