A Visual Solution for Delivering Actives in Personal Care


Oftringen, Switzerland - March 2019
Omya introduces Cosmospheres® cellulosic beads to enhance the delivery of cosmetic actives. Loaded with such selected agents, the beads preserve these ingredients and release them during the application. Moreover, the filled beads provide aesthetic optical effects on the finished product. Cosmospheres® can be incorporated into all kind of cosmetics, from personal care and hygiene to decorative applications.    

Omya_Cosmospheres beads unfilled / filled @copyright Omya
Delivered in a dry, hard form with a measure of 0.5 to 2.0 mm, Cosmospheres® beads are easy to incorporate into the production process. When added, the beads swell to form a cell-like structure that prevents the loaded content from mixing and interfering with the rest of the formula. Spread on, the active is instantly released even at low friction. Additionally, the beads can dispense coloured, freshening or warming substances, increasing the visual perception and the sensory feeling without leaving residues.

At in-cosmetics Global 2019, Omya firstly presents Cosmospheres® as part of the company’s portfolio, with distribution in the European market by Swiss Rahn AG. Stefan Lander, Vice President Consumer Goods, Group Sales & Marketing at Omya, states: “We foresee a big market demand for Cosmospheres® as they offer multiple added values for manufacturers as well as consumers. Having acquired Cosmospheres® from Galderma-Spirig, we will further invest substantially in this technology to connect it with existing innovations from Omya.”

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.

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

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