Omya: Sustainable ingredients for added value products


Oftringen, Switzerland - April 2017

At in-cosmetics, Omya, the Swiss expert in high purity calcium carbonate, highlighted two core products: Omyadent® and Omyacare® ingredient ranges for dental and skincare formulas. Omyadent® is a line of highly effective functional calcium carbonate particles with remineralizing, whitening and repairing properties. Omyacare® is pure white calcium carbonate with strong opacity and mastered particle sizes that can be used in skincare and color cosmetic formulas. A broad spectrum of specialty ingredients such as natural color pigments and sugar-based surfactants were also showcased

Omyadent® particles have a core of calcium carbonate and a shell of hydroxyapatite, the main constituent of human tooth enamel. The large surface area of the tailor-made Omyadent® 100 – OG elements ensures high reactivity and the ability to repair microscopic defects through remineralization of tooth enamel. This results in a smoother and therefore whiter tooth surface.

The company’s Omyacare® range consists of different natural calcium carbonate particles that provide multifunctional ingredients for innovative skincare cosmetics. These minerals are ECO-certified and can be used in a variety of applications, including emulsions (o/w and w/o) and anhydrous (non-powder) formulations, to provide body and texture. They deliver smoothness and a pleasant skin feel when used in body lotions, body creams and colored cream products which are intended for reduced tackiness and faster drying times.

Omya’s showcased highlights were rounded off with high purity botanical colorants, pigments and natural antioxidants from its distribution portfolio. As such, the company’s new Natural Gardenia Red colorant was introduced at in-cosmetics as an ideal ingredient for vegan cosmetic formulations.

About Omya Group
Omya International AG is a leading global producer of calcium carbonates and a worldwide distributor of specialty additives, premium services and solutions. Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya has a global presence extending to more than 180 locations in over 50 countries with 8,000 employees. Omya provides sustainable added value products and services from responsibly sourced materials to meet the needs of current and future generations. In the Consumer Goods sector, Omya offers innovative solutions based on high purity natural minerals and complementary ingredients that comply with the most stringent regulatory and quality standards.

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Company Contact:
Omya International AG
Ana Castellano Gasso
Sales & Marketing Assistant
Baslerstrasse 42
4665 Oftringen
Tel: + 41 62 789 28 90

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