A 100% natural white opacifier for solid cosmetics
The controversial reputation of whitening raw materials has raised questions about their application, particularly in cosmetics, but also in other industries.
Imerys has risen to the challenge by producing a 100% natural-based, safe alternative to controversial whitening agents used in solid cosmetics.
ImerCare 2C is a French calcium carbonate which confers high whiteness and opacity to end products without compromising consumer health.
Known for its whiteness, calcium carbonate provides both the opacity and whiteness solid cosmetic bases require without altering the quality of the final product.
ImerCare 2C has a specific particle shape
The scalenohedral shape of this calcium carbonate gives ImerCare® 2C its excellent opacity properties. Its high purity, well-ordered particle size and morphology makes it the opacity and whiteness agent of choice.
Performance of ImerCare® 2C in bar soaps
The opacity of a bar soap base containing 5% ImerCare® 2C is similar to a formulation containing TiO2. ImerCare® 2C also improves whiteness compared to a bar soap base.
As a neutral mineral, it has no impact on the organoleptic properties of the soap, such as foam creaminess, softness on skin, odor etc.
ImerCare 2C has a transparent life-cycle and is Cosmos approved
Imerys is committed to finding innovative solutions that enable its customers to align with sustainability-related trends and regulations.
Imerys has conducted numerous Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) of the products in its portfolio to determine their environmental footprint. These studies provide customers with fully comprehensive, transparent information about a product and give more visibility on the impact of specific products or facilities—a prerequisite to any eco-design approach.
ImerCare 2C is produced at our Salin de Giraud site in France which is covered by 14001 environmental management and ISO 50001 energy management certification. Moreover, our Salin de Giraud site has been widely engaged in cultivating good neighbor relations through initiatives such as shared gardens, ecograzing for local livestock and renewable electricity projects.
The full LCA of ImerCare 2C, calculated according to ISO 14040 and 14044 standards, is available upon request.
ImerCare 2C complies with industry microbiological standards without resorting to irradiation. It is not treated with chemicals during processing.
It is Cosmos approved.
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