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Absorption ImerCare® 100% natural minerals for superior absorption in deodorants, facemasks, face creams, powders and foundations

Imerys completely natural minerals provide superior absorption in cosmetics such as deodorants, facemasks, face creams, powders and foundations.

Sebum and impurities absorption

Kaolin is a naturally occurring hydrated aluminum silicate. Careful processing of kaolin results in soft, fine particles that confer excellent sebum absorption and mattifying properties.

Used in facemasks, ImerCare® K kaolins have a purifying and detoxifying effect on the skin, removing impurities and toxins accumulated due to environmental pollution and stress.

ImerCare®  K kaolins are also excellent sebum and impurity absorption agents used in liquid and powder foundations and make-up bases, moisturizers, matte day creams for oily skin, anti-acne creams, and both CC and BB creams.

We recommend:

  • ImerCare® Matte for a natural matte effect in day creams, liquid foundations, and pressed powders
  • ImerCare® 8K, ImerCare® 6KS and ImerCare® 04K for facemasks

Diatomaceous earth has a high surface area and a micro-porous structure. ImerCare® D grades demonstrate excellent absorption in facemasks and face creams.

We recommend:
ImerCare® 18D and ImerCare® 400D to decrease drying times in facemasks. Synthetic calcium silicates have a high microporous structure that can deliver high water and oil absorption in dry shampoos.

Sweat absorption

ImerCare® 400D diatomaceous earth is ideal for deodorants and antiperspirants. Due to the exceedingly high surface area of its mineral particles, ImerCare® 400D is the most water- and oil-absorbent diatomaceous earth product available on the market today.

Micro-porous ImerCare® 400D:

  • Provides high perspiration absorbency
  • Controls body odor
  • Dries quickly, leaving a silky skin sensation
  • Provides a pleasant soft touch feel

Calcium silicates have a high surface area and excellent microstructure, providing up to 5 times water absorption enhancement. This is excellent as an additive to deliver a superior drying effect for dry shampoos, deodorant and cosmetics where pH is neutral to basic.


All Imerys cosmetic products are natural, high quality, chemically inert and offer good skin tolerance. They are not treated with chemicals during processing. These attributes enable them to be used in cosmetic products that comply with cosmetic directive regulation (EC) n° 1223/2009.


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ImerCare® kaolin and diatomaceous earth cosmetics grades are Cosmos and Ecocert approved. Certificates of origin and additional documentation are available upon request. * with the exception of Imercare® 02KS

We offer a full range of custom formulation and technical and process support services to help you match the right mineral grade to your application requirement.

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