Body care and cosmestics

Natural, eco-friendly mineral-based ingredients tailored to enhance performance of a broad range of applications, from soap bars, toothpaste and laundry powder to foundation and lipstick.

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Sustainable ingredients for cruelty-free minerals that enhance stability, texture and shelf-life

Greater consumer demand for natural, sustainable, cruelty-free ingredients poses a challenge to beauty care manufacturers. Omya solutions are natural with a very low carbon footprint, helping formulators deliver customer requirements while maintaining performance and remaining cost-effective. 

Our expertise in the creation of water free, eco-conscious solutions enables the production of visually appealing and performing finished products.


Sourcing innovative ingredients on your behalf

Omya uses its expertise in product development to source and develop ingredients that work together to address the needs of manufacturers and consumers:

  • Film formers & rheology modifiers

  • Natural colors & effect pigments

  • Substantiated actives

  • Emulsifiers & emollients

  • Surfactants

  • Abrasives

  • UV-Filters

Not all products are registered for use in all markets. Check with your local Omya representative or contact us for more information.


Technical support

From the evaluation of competitor products to the development or improvement of new formulae, our technical experts will support you all the way. 


We offer prototyping for exhibitions and customers, characterization and stability testing for raw materials, and problem-solving support during production.

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Reduce carbon footprint and improve formulation properties with natural, sustainable ingredients

Omya natural calcium carbonates are suitable for a variety of skin care products such as emulsions and anhydrous formulations. 

Our solutions are based on sustainably sourced materials with a low carbon footprint. They comply with the most stringent quality requirements, and many are COSMOS approved and NATRUE certified.

Your questions answered

Consumers are increasingly concerned about beauty products being clean, safe and sustainable as well as produced without cruelty to animals.


Omya natural calcium carbonate ingredients enable manufacturers of body care and cosmetics products to address this demand without compromising functionality or processing efficiency.  

Omya solutions are based on natural, sustainably sourced minerals. They comply with the most stringent quality standards and many of our grades are COSMOS approved and NATRUE certified.

Omya natural calcium carbonates provide smoothness and a pleasant skin feel, reduce tackiness and promote faster drying.


Their brightness and opacity make them suitable for use in decorative cosmetics such as lipsticks, foundations, blush and eye shadows. They adjust the product’s coverage ability and provide a mattifying effect through sebum absorption.

Talk to an expert

For information or advice, please contact us now.

Omya Expert