New recrystallized mineral particles for cosmetics applications

By Lucy Whitehouse

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New recrystallized mineral particles for cosmetics applications
Omya has launched a new functional ingredient for colour cosmetics: a novel mineral composition, branded as Omyaskin.

Omya, headquartered in Switzerland, is a global supplier of calcium carbonates, and its new mineral range is available for worldwide distribution.

The company says the new advanced structure offers greater porosity and a larger surface area, which allows the particles to improve the effectiveness of end products while simultaneously easing the production process.

According to Omya, the incorporated pigment permits to improve the coverage and color of cosmetic products as well as to boost the sun protection factor (SPF) in skin creams.

Ingredient overview

The following are the key features to the new Omyaskin ingredient, according to Omya, which taps into demand for natural products.

  • The porous structure of the particles is able to absorb sebum, reduce drying time and deliver a matt finish.

  • Adding between one and ten percent Omyaskin® to a formulation enhances the compressibility and also the ability of the end product to provide smoothness and a softer skin feel.

  • Omyaskin® can replace talc and kaolin, and it improves the performance of titanium dioxide in terms of coverage.

  • Therefore Omyaskin® suits different target applications, such as foundations, compact powders, lipsticks and BB/CC/DD creams.

  • The functionalized products are produced in Orgon, France, and meet the requirements of EC Commission regulation No. 1223/2009 on cosmetic products.

  • It also comes with a NATRUE certification.

  • The INCI is hydroxyapatite calcium carbonate.

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