Innovative cellulose beads for a variety of hygiene products (sanitizers, shower gels, mouth washes, toothpastes) and skincare formulations (lotions, creams, foundations), which enhance the consumer experience through attractive claim visualization.
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Cosmospheres are made of natural and biodegradable ingredients and supplied as hard, solid beads composed of microcrystalline cellulose and lactose or mannitol (vegan). 

When added to a water-based formulation, the beads swell, creating a sensorial experience to, for example, create active claim visualization. When applied, they disintegrate while being rubbed on skin or teeth, without leaving any residue. 

Cosmospheres can be customized by composition, color and size. Manufactured in Switzerland under the highest production quality standards, they offer an eye-catching experience and can be used in combination with an extensive range of ingredients:

  • Liquid or powdered ingredients
  •  Color dyes, inorganic or effect pigments 
  • Sensory agents (for cooling or warming effects, etc.)
  • Vitamins 
  • Essential and moisturizing oils
  • Oil soluble actives and extracts
  • Plant extracts

Benefits of Cosmospheres

  • Add visual effects to functional ingredients
  • Composed of natural ingredients
  • Vegan variants available
  • Free from microplastics, preservatives and solvents
  • COSMOS approved variants
  • NMPA registered
  • Fully customizable (composition, color and size)
  • Free of any residues after application 

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


Cosmospheres are suitable for creams, lotions and serums and combine aesthetic qualities with active ingredient visualization to support emotionally driven marketing claims.


They outperform standard decorative beads by including targeted active ingredients. 

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Soap bars and shower gel

Cosmospheres are suitable for liquid soaps and body washes, offering better performance than standard beads for high aesthetics and emotional appeal.

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Oral care

Cosmospheres are suitable for toothpaste, mouthwash and serums, offering better aesthetics and performance than standard beads with active ingredient visualization.

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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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For information and advice, please contact us now.

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