Raw Materials & Cosmetic Ingredients

Raw Materials & Cosmetic Ingredients

Our extensive range of premium raw materials are available to both manufacturers and individuals creating their own products and can be combined with our bases to create wellbeing and cosmetic products with your own unique touch.

Acids

Alpha hydroxy acids citric acid and lactic acid are multi-purpose ingredients that can be used effectively in cosmetics as either exfoliants, pH balancers, and or preservatives.

Active Ingredients

Highly active specialty ingredients to boost the potency and efficacy of your skin and hair products. From ingredients that exfoliate, soothe, hydrate and revitalise to those that nourish skin cells and protect them from free radical damage.

Alkalis

Alkalline ingredients are commonly used as buffering agents in products, used to adjust pH levels. Sodium bicarbonate is also popularly used in the fun and creative process of making bath bombs.

Anionic Surfactants & Shampoo Bases

For those partial to a lather, we offer a selection of foaming and cleansing surfactants for both hair and skincare products; ideal for shampoos, skin cleansers, bubble baths and body washes.

Anti-dandruff

Piroctone Olamine is a safe, non toxic compound used as a gentle alternative in anti-dandruff shampoos to the commonly used compound zinc pyrithione.

Antioxidants

Anti-oxidants both rejuvenate the skin and protect it from free radical scavengers, troublesome molecules infamous for damaging healthy cells and causing premature ageing. Anti-oxidants are key to maintaining the skin's youthful elasticity.

Butters

For treating dry thirsty skin, there is nothing more nourishing and relieving than the addition of a rich butter to your cosmetic formulation. Replete in natural oils, proteins, and fatty acids, butters are ideal for creams, lotions and balms.

Cationic Surfactants & Hair Conditioner Bases

Unlike anionic surfactants, cationic surfactants are positively charged and commonly used in conditioning products. These gentle surfactants can be used in shampoos, conditioners, skin cleansers, bubble baths and bath and shower gels.

Clays

Our beautiful, pure healing clays are sourced both locally and internationally. They are brimming with nutrients and minerals are ideal for the spa experience. Historically clay has been employed to promote health and wellbeing, its properties touted to detoxify, heal and rejuvenate. Soap makers will also find these clays perfect additions to their products in replacement of synthetic colours.

Colours

Make your products stand out from the rest by choosing from our rainbow of cosmetic colours, from the gorgeous natural looking blue stain of Indigo, to brilliant blue, sunset yellow and fiery red.

Emollients

Our range of emollients are used to soften and smooth the skin and protect it from dryness and scaling. Extracted from both natural and synthetic sources, they can be incorporated into your formulations to add that glide on feeling and keep it silky soft. From lanolin, to caprylic triglyceride to paraffin liquid.

Exfoliants

Our range of natural exfoliants available in varying textures from coarse to fine allows you to create products for all skin types and concerns including the body, face and even the most sensitive of skins. From finely ground pearl for the face, to salt, to larger particles for a more rigorous scrub, ideal for body.

Humectants

Humectants are an important ingredient in skin and hair care as they act as a moisture magnet in your products, absorbing water from air and keeping the skin feeling plump and hydrated.

Mud & Volcanic Ash

Spa quality muds and volcanic ash are the answer for designing indulgent, signature body treatments. The high mineral content of both Dead Sea products, and sulfur found in volcanic mud and ash make these ingredients important for assisting in the relief of muscular pain and skin problems and regenerating one's complexion.

Nonionic Surfactants & Foam Stabilisers

Foam stabilizers, cleansers and viscosity aids for skincare and hair care products, including shampoos, skin cleansers, body washes and bubble bath.

Preservatives

A critical component of any formulation is the need to establish an effective preservative system. We offer a wide range of all natural and industry standard preservatives used in the manufacturing process to inhibit microbial growth or undesirable chemical changes in a product.

Proteins

Proteins form a velvet -like protective film over the skin or hair, while protein hydrolysates are tiny building blocks that act as moisturizers and skin repair additives. Our extensive range including marine collagen, rice and soya protein, silk amino acids and silk peptides make beautiful additions to both your skin and hair products.

Resinoids, Gums & Crystals

Fine tune your fragrances with resinoids, gums, balsams, and crystals produced during the extraction process of essential oils. Resinoids and gums are heavily used in perfumery due to their unique aromas. These products can be used to fixate and blend your fragrances, colognes, soaps and incense.

Salts

Our extensive range of cosmetic salts encompasses those for exfoliation, specialty salts for soaking sore muscles and salts for cleansing, pampering and relaxation. From standard bath salts, to ionic salts and for a more exotic variety, try our detoxifying Himalayan black salts.

Solubilisers & Emulsifiers

Solubilisers and emulsifiers are used to make products work - making the transition of one ingredient into another, a smooth one. We offer solutions for all hair and skincare products including moisturizers, shampoos, skin cleansers, bubble baths and body washes.

Solvents

Solvents (carriers) are helpful for dissolving common cosmetic ingredients, enabling you to attain the quality you desire in a product. From demineralised water, cyclomethicone to ethanol.

Sunscreen

Considering 90% of premature ageing is caused by the sun, it could be said that this is the most important active component of any formulation.We offer both physical blockers and chemical sunscreens for protection against damaging UVA and UVB light.

Thickeners

To increase the viscosity of your products we offer a wide range of natural and synthetic thickeners for all applications. From guar gum, xanthan gum to carbomer and cyclomethicone.

Tinctures

Tinctures are alcoholic extracts of herb and plant materials. For use in perfumes, creams, and body products. For olfactory bliss, try the sweet balsamic, vanilla like scent of benzoin, or for a sweet earthy scent, frankincense.

Vitamins

Vitamins are micronutrients that enhance the cosmetic manufacturing experience. They are classified by their chemical activity and are beneficial in promoting added benefits to your cosmetic products. They have diverse biochemical functions; they can act as anti-oxidants, cell regenerators, and as catalysts for many biological functions of the skin.

Waxes

Natural and naturally derived waxes that create protection, emolliency, and consistency building properties in skin and hair care products. Including beeswax, stearic acid, palm wax and paraffin wax.