OMYA: Natural Solutions for High Efficacy


Oftringen, Switzerland - April 2019
Omya Consumer Goods focused on Omyaskin® minerals for decorative applications at this year’s in-cosmetics Global. The unique composition of these pure, bright minerals originating in Provence (France), and their high porosity and large surface area, allows for enhanced textures and upgraded effectiveness in various applications. The ingredient offers maximum absorbency qualities, strong opacity for perfect coverage and leaves a pleasant skin feel. For skincare formulations, Omyacare® natural calcium carbonate particles are available in various sizes and exterior structures, therefore suiting multiple purposes. The flexibility of both ingredients was demonstrated in application examples such as lipsticks, foundations, eye-shadow, body lotions and soap bars.

Particle composition of the Omyaskin® range consists of Calcium Carbonate and hydroxyapatite, ideally suited to absorb sebum, reduce drying time and deliver a matt finish. In decorative formula, incorporated pigments can unfold perfect color and coverage. Added in small amounts, Omyaskin® advances compressibility of powder applications as well as smoothness and soft skin feel. The COSMOS and NaTrue certified particles can replace kaolin and substantially support the performance of titanium dioxide in terms of coverage.

The company’s Omyacare® series brings numerous benefits for several skin care applications. Made of natural high purity Calcium Carbonate, minerals provide body and texture in emulsions (o/w and w/o) and anhydrous, non-powder formulations. They deliver smoothness and a pleasant skin feel when used in body lotions and creams. Whatever the formulation, Omyacare® minerals can be heated up to 85°C and homogenized without affecting their properties. Addressing current concerns, the cost-effective ingredient can be utilized as a natural, active and sustainable alternative to microplastics while still maintaining the quality of the formulation.

Stefan Lander, Vice President Consumer Goods, Group Sales & Marketing at Omya, states: “Celebrating 125 years of trading, Omya exclusively offers its genuine Natural Calcium Carbonate ingredients plus specialities from our huge distribution portfolio, such as colorants, texturizers and exfoliants to name just a few. This enables manufacturers to create tailor-made finished products fitting today’s requirements for flexible processing, sustainability and, most importantly, consumer demand.”

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 175 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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