Cosmospheres – 
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Cosmospheres - a brand of Omya - is the right solution for delivering unique visual and active effects to your personal care products.

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The Visual Solution for Delivering Your Actives in Personal Care

Cosmospheres are small micro-crystalline cellulose beads that can be customized by composition, loading, color and size. It is an eye-catching solution with various benefits in multiple applications. All products are manufactured in Switzerland under highest production quality standards. Because of their basic composition, Cosmospheres are hard and dry. Only if they are added to a formulation containing water, they will get soft and spreadable. Especially advantageous is that Cosmospheres do not leave any residues when rubbed away.
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Enhance Your Formulations With Cosmospheres

  • No microplastic involved
  • Based on natural ingredients
  • Vegan solutions available
  • Free of solvents
  • Free of preservatives
  • Fully customized by composition, loading, color and size
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Natural Mineral Ingredients for Personal Care Applications

Omya’s natural and renewable ingredients bring multiple benefits to color cosmetics and skin care products whilst complying with the most stringent quality requirements.
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As manufacturer of Cosmospheres, Omya has over 20 years of experience in developing and manufacturing of cosmetic beads, based of microcrystalline cellulose. The production and innovation centre is based in Switzerland and is complying to highest production quality standards for cosmetic grades.


Within Europe, we partner with Rahn AG as our distribution partner.
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LATEST INNOVATION

With the Cosmospheres Activated Carbon Beads we offer a new product suitable for applications in shower gels, shampoos, cleansing masks and toothpastes. The beads contain activated carbon which cleanses skin, hair and teeth without any irritating side effects. Cosmospheres Activated Carbon Beads are made of lactose, microcrystalline cellulose and carbon black and are available in size S (0.5 – 1.0 mm). In addition a lactose-free (vegan) option is also available suitable for applications in oral care.

Cosmospheres Beads Containing Activated Carbon for Gentle and Natural Cleansing

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Cosmospheres loads, preserves and delivers your selected active content at the best time with its full benefit.

HOW COMOSPHERES WORK

Preserving

  • When immersed, the beads absorb the liquid
  • Swell into larger cells that protect the active content

Unloading

  • The cell breaks when spread, even at low friction
  • Liberates the preserved active content
  • Delivers targeted benefits at the best time

Loading

  • Delivered as hard solid beads
  • Diameter from 0.25 to 2.0 mm
  • Loaded with your selected active content
Cosmospheres are based on natural ingredients like microcrystalline cellulose, lactose or mannitol (vegan). Cosmospheres can be loaded with various liquid or powdered actives, making them not only a visual but also a functional ingredient:
  • Colors or pigments
  • Sensory agents (e.g. for cooling or warming)
  • Vitamins
  • Moisturizing oils
  • Fragrances and perfumes
  • Essential oils

COMPOSITION AND LOADING OF COSMOSPHERES

A WIDE RANGE OF APPLICATIONS

Hair Care

Face Care

Body Care

Hygiene

Oral Care

Color Cosmetics

Cosmospheres are available in a variety of color shades as well as in four different sizes:
  • Size XS: 0.25 0.50 mm
  • Size S:   0.50 – 1.00 mm
  • Size M:  1.00 – 1.50 mm
  • Size L:   1.50 – 2.00 mm 

Further customization according to your specific needs is possible.

COLOR AND SIZES AVAILABLE

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