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Formulators increasingly recognize the benefits of minerals in their personal care products.


In toothpaste, cosmetics, and hair and skin care products, Imerys minerals provide unique properties to enhance performance.

Imerys' broad portfolio of calcium carbonate and kaolin products with varying particle sizes and properties enables formulators to find the right product to meet their needs.

Kaopolite™ Kaolin KR is a naturally occurring hydrated aluminum silicate processed to a fine soft particle suitable for use in formulations where purity, bacteria control and high whiteness are desired. In face and body scrubs, masks, lotions, mascara, hair care products, pressed powders and liquid foundations, Kaopolite Kaolin USP brings specific properties to improve product performance.

Acala™ USP Precipitated Calcium Carbonates are used when oil absorption, polishing properties or a low abrasive thickener is required. They are particularly useful in anhydrous formulations with an alkaline pH.

In toothpaste, Acala products have the ability to react with monofluorophosphate salts to inhibit caries. Calcium carbonate may help neutralize harmful plaque acids, enhance enamel remineralization and remove extrinsic stain.

Imerys also manufactures the Micro-White® Codex Ground Calcium Carbonate products from all natural pure marble for use in personal care applications. Use the Product Selector above to identify the Imerys products appropriate for your specific application.


Product Related Literature

PDF FileImerys Minerals for Personal Care [5.66MB]

PDF FileAcala™ personal care information sheet [805KB]

PDF FileKaopolite™ KR personal care information sheet [287KB]

PDF FileAcala™ brochure English [2.05MB]

PDF FileAcala™ brochure Spanish [2.19MB]

Related Topics

bulletKaopolite™ Kaolin KR - A naturally occurring hydrated aluminum silicate

bulletKaopolite™ Mica - A naturally occurring muscovite mica


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