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- 03/26/2019

Omya – A visual solution for delivering actives in personal care

H&PC Today

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.   


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.”

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