With Cosmospheres®, Omya presents an attractive ingredient solution that transports actives in a completely natural way until their release during application. Suitable for all kinds of personal care formulations, the cellulosic beads can mix with liquid or powdered actives when both parts are immersed in fluids. Available in several different colours, the loaded and swollen Cosmospheres® create appealing visual effects. Low friction during application allows the cells to break and release their content, mixing with the other ingredients while leaving no residue. 

In conjunction with Swiss distribution partner Rahn AG, Omya developed functional Cosmospheres® beads based on natural microcrystalline cellulose plus either lactose or vegan mannitol. The hard, dry beads, available in different sizes, are manufactured in Switzerland under the cosmetic industry’s high quality standards. Mixed into liquids, the beads cocoon excipients safely before becoming soft and spreadable. Moreover, the formulation offers aesthetically pleasing visual effects. Friction during use lets the swollen beads pop, releasing and mixing their content with the other ingredients.

Cosmospheres® can be loaded with various actives such as colour pigments, oils, vitamins, fragrances and cooling or warming sensory agents. Applications range from skin and haircare to colour cosmetics, and from hygiene to oral care products.

Stefan Lander, Vice President Consumer Goods, Group Sales & Marketing at Omya, says: “The smart but natural technology of our Cosmospheres® beads enables us to perfectly meet current consumer demand for multifunctional but sustainable applications that also offer a pleasant sensory experience. They allow for the creation of a wide range of added value applications, while finished products remain natural and sustainable.”

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, petcare, homecare 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.

For further information, please visit: www.omya.com

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