ImerCare® P-Scrub Your environment-friendly solution for scrubs and anti-dandruff shampoos
- Gentle exfoliation in face and body scrubs
- Eco-friendly alternative to polymer beads
- Boosts anti-dandruff shampoo performance
The innovative ImerCare® P-Scrub range is an engineered perlite portfolio derived from volcanic rock, designed as an environment friendly alternative to polymer microbeads used in face and body scrubs. ImerCare® P-Scrub comprises a range of particle sizes to provide just the right exfoliation effect in face, body and foot scrubs and anti-dandruff shampoos.
The combination of the natural hardness of perlite with proprietary technologies to rigorously control the particle size distribution and shape provides unparalleled benefits to formulators looking for eco-friendly exfoliation solutions with a soft touch feel.
Body and face scrubs, shower gels, soaps
ImerCare® P-Scrub provides superior performance in body and face scrubs, shower gels, liquid and bar soaps, cleansers and anti-cellulite peeling gels.
Used in formulations at 3-5%, ImerCare® P-Scrub provides:
- Gentle exfoliation removing dead skin cells
- Rejuvenation of new skin cells
- Stimulation of cell renewal
- Smooth, healthy skin
- Creamier lather
- Luminous, glowing skin
Eco-friendly replacement for polymer beads
ImerCare® P-Scrub grades are ideal natural alternatives to oil-derived products such as PE beads.
They can be used to replace PE beads with a 50% weight reduction for similar exfoliation properties.
A full life-cycle-analysis of ImerCare® P-scrub shows that the range contributes to reducing the footprint of the final formulated product compared to polyethylene based formulation:
- No plastics discharged into water sewage systems when rinsing
- Reduced impact on climate change due to lower environmental profile from manufacturing:
- 80% less non renewable energy
- 60% less impact on climate change
Scrub performance – ImerCare® P-Scrub vs. PE beads
Grades range from 100 to 800 microns, depending on end use.
This technology has been patented by Imerys and results from a 5-month assessment program with clinical and in-vitro tests (further details of study available on request).
- ImerCare® 120P-Scrub and 190P-Scrub for face scrubs
- ImerCare® 400P-Scrub and NEW ImerCare® 700P-Scrub for body scrubs and shower gels
- ImerCare® 800P-Scrub for exfoliating bar soaps, anti-cellulite peeling gels and foot scrubs
ImerCare® 90P-Scrub has been specifically developed for dandruff control in anti-dandruff shampoos.
The controlled particle size and shape of ImerCare® 90P-Scrub:
- Removes dandruff leaving the scalp cleaner and more comfortable
- Boosts foam formation
- Gives a creamy texture
Typically, improvement is seen at 3-5% of ImerCare® 90P-Scrub in the shampoo formulation.
This technology has been patented by Imerys and results from a 7-month assessment program with clinical and in-vitro tests (further details of study available on request).
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.
All ImerCare® P-Scrub grades* are Cosmos approved. Certificates of origin and additional documentation are available upon request.
*except ImerCare® 120P-Scrub and ImerCare® 800P-Scrub
ImerCare® P-Scrub is a Pioneer product
Our recently introduced Pioneer certificate denotes a product that provides the highest social and environmental contribution to the downstream value chain, whilst demonstrating a low environmental impact in its production phase compared to its economic value.
More about our SustainAgility program.
ImerCare® P-Scrub Perlite, the natural alternative to PE beads
We offer a full range of bespoke formulation and technical and process support services to help you match the right mineral grade to your application requirement.