Ditching Microbeads: Sustainable Exfoliants Take Centerstage
“Red Carpet Worthy Ingredients”
It is time to close out another fantastic year, and only natural that you may start seeing posts on the internet about “Best of” or “Top 10” lists. Hollywood will be awarding its top talent very soon, and the stars will be looking their best as they walk the famous red carpet. In that same spirit, we would like to shine the spotlight on some of our star sustainable exfoliants and present the ingredients and formulations that deserve your attention and possibly a standing ovation.
Here’s why: Google trends show that search terms involving “sustainable exfoliants” and “ethical cosmetics” has risen by 120% in just the last 12 months with no signs of slowing down. Be a part of this trend and start formulating with us today!
Microzest 50 Volcanic Ash from Lessonia starts our list in a “blaze” of glory. Volcanic ash is a natural skin purifier and exfoliator that removes the dead outer layers of skin while cleansing in the process. It’s rich in minerals that nourish the skin while reducing fine lines and wrinkles that restore the skin surface to a healthy and vibrant glow. Microzest 50 Volcanic Ash is manufactured by micronization of volcanic lava in Iceland. It is presented as a black powder which can be used in oily skin formulas as well as scented scrubs.
No need to travel across the globe to get this buzzworthy ingredient, just request your sample today and start harnessing the power of the mighty volcano in your next project.
SIPERNAT® 22 PC is silica that combines a high absorption capacity together with good flowability. It is our basic recommendation as carrier silica for converting any kind of liquid into free-flowing powders. As silica with particles in the range of 120 µm, SIPERNAT® 22 PC is the eco-friendly solution for the replacement of polyethylene beads in exfoliating skin care formulations like shower gels and facial cleansers.
SIPERNAT® 2200 PC is micro-granular silica with spherical particles, low fines content and high absorption capacity. As micro-granular silica with spherical particles in the range of 320 µm and low fines content, SIPERNAT® 2200 PC is the eco-friendly solution for the replacement of polyethylene beads in exfoliating skin care formulations like shower gels and body cleansers.
Shine Bright Like a Diamond: Quartz Crystal Scrubs from Beraca
Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth’s continental crust, and some companies have seen success using this abundant resource to create some interestingly original multipurpose products. Beraca’s Quartz Crystal for the face and body was prepared specially for the cosmetic and spa industries which are expected to reach $27,566 Million by 2025. New age philosophies, such as crystal therapy and energy cleansing, are emerging as consumers find new ways to maintain a healthy mental state and seek products that match their lifestyle choices. Mintel predicts that the beauty industry will meet this modern consumer need with more “mood-enhancing products” that directly address both emotional and physical healing for the body and soul. Beraca’s Quartz Crystal has the “star” quality needed for formulating to reach these demographics.
Claims: Absorbs excess oil, refreshes hair, leaves no powdery residue with a natural finish
Macadamia and Argan oil blend, Rice & Potato Starches, Volcanic Ash, Passion Flower Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract
Calming Body Scrub
Scrub features organic white lotus and yi yi ren, and is free of parabens, mineral oil and plastic scrub. Be Kind To Your Skin Body Cream is described as a rich, nourishing cream formulated with organic white lotus and yi yi ren, designed to leave skin feeling silky soft