At in-Cosmetics Global, Omya showcased a sensorial hub with a huge range of prototypes that illustrated how natural ingredients can fulfil multifunctional benefits. The company’s expertise in the treatment of mineral ingredients makes it possible to create applications for oral care, color cosmetics and skin care, not only with optimal processing abilities but also high efficacy. In combination with natural colorants and ingredients from the distribution portfolio, creations such as charcoal beads toothpaste, spirulina tooth tabs or an optical blurring lotion are all feasible.    

To show the wealth of options for developing holistic product innovations, the company’s sensorial hub featured different fields of personal care applications: from oral care to color cosmetics and waterfree skin care.   

Oral care

Functional particles such as Omyadent® 100 and Omyadent® 200, based on calcium carbonate, are natural, brilliant white and, moreover, have impressive abrasive properties while strengthening the outer dentin surface of teeth. Different particle sizes and surface structures allow for the creation of products such as edible toothpaste for children, desensitising toothpaste for sensitive teeth, charcoal bead toothpaste for whitening purposes or tooth tabs that can be used on the move without water.

Color cosmetics

The company’s COSMOS certified Omyacare grades, brilliant white and color enhancing, can be ideally combined with natural colorants from the distribution portfolio, such as the trendy CD Reds. From BB cream to lipstick and lip balm: all applications provide moisture and protect the skin, while having an even spread and pleasant skin feel.

Skin care

Omyaskin® and Omyacare® particles are perfect texturizers to fine-tune viscosity. Different grades are available, making them ideal mineral ingredients for applications such as a waterless facial mask, melt and pour soap bars, optical blurring lotion or even a glow stick containing SPF 30.

Added value beyond ingredients

All ingredients can be delivered as raw materials to be incorporated into unique project developments, or enhance standard formulations. Different particle sizes and grades such as Omyaskin® 100, Omyadent® 100, Omyadent® 200, Omyacare® S 85 or Omyacare® S 70 make it easy to find a perfect match. The company, drawing on more than 130 years of expertise, also acts as a service partner to give best advice on formulation development. 

Carolina Diaz Quijano, Director Technical Services Consumer Goods, explains: “Current consumer demand is continuously focusing on natural ingredients that enable better value-added products. Omya's response is to offer ingredients based on the modular principle: components can be freely combined, opening up an unimagined wealth of functional applications with multiple benefits for manufacturers and consumers alike.”

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About Omya Group 

Omya International AG is a leading global producer of industrial minerals – mainly derived from calcium carbonate, dolomite and perlite – and a worldwide distributor of specialty ingredients.

In the Consumer Goods segment, Omya offers innovative solutions based on high purity natural minerals and complementary ingredients that comply with the most stringent regulatory and quality standards targeting the food, personal care, pharma, nutraceutical, pet care, home care and filtration markets.

Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya has a global presence extending to more than 160 locations in over 50 countries with 9,000 employees. 

Committed to implementing the principles of sustainability at all company levels, Omya provides added value products and services from responsibly sourced materials to meet the essential needs of current and future generations.

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