The technology has been developed with selected agents, enabling the beads to preserve ingredients and release them during the application of the formulation.
On top of acting as a delivery vehicle, the technology has the added advantage of providing additional aesthetic optical effects than can enhance the appeal of finished products.
The technology has been designed around formulation flexibility, which means its is suitable for a very wide range of cosmetic, personal care and hygiene products, as well as for decorative applications.
Physically, the product comes in a dry, hard form that measures 0.5 to 2.0mm, and is designed to be easily incorporated into all kinds of formulations.
When added, the beads swell to form a cell-like structure that creates a barrier to prevent the content from mixing and interfering with the rest of the formula.
Once applied, the active is instantly released, and because the beads can be made to any colour, the visual effect and sensory feeling can be tailored to suit the desired look without leaving any residue.
Look out for it at in-cosmetics Global
Omya will be debuting its Cosmospheres technology at this week’s in-cosmetics Global, where the company is exhibiting its portfolio through a European distribution partnership with Swiss fine chemicals player Rahn.
“We foresee a big market demand for Cosmospheres as they offer multiple added values for manufacturers as well as consumers,” said Stefan Lander, vice president consumer goods, group sales & marketing at Omya.
“Having acquired Cosmospheres from Galderma-Spirig, we will further invest substantially in this technology to connect it with existing innovations from Omya.”