Diana Smith, Director of Global Sales, Micro Powders.
Micro Powders offers a variety of highly functional fine powders and exfoliants from both natural and synthetic wax sources. With the ever-growing global demand for natural and naturally-derived materials, along with all the current COVID-19 challenges facing the industry, Micro Powders has introduced new natural-based materials to meet these changing needs.
This presentation will review the natural ingredients used to make MPI’s naturally-based cosmetic powders, their sourcing, and how we have utilized these bio-based feedstocks to provide the most efficacious and multi-functional additives. We have sourced a variety of natural waxes to make our natural products, including Carnauba (Copernicia cerifera), Green Tea (Camilla sinensis), Cellulose, Hydrogenated Castor (Ricinus communis), Rice (Oryza sativa), Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), and Olive Oil (Olea europaea). We also have highly sustainable and renewable bio-ferments from vegetable sugars including corn, cassava and sugar cane.
We have been able to further expand our natural products’ performance by adjusting composition, particle size and shape. The wide range of attributes achieved include oil/sebum absorption, lubricity, improved dry binding, long-wear, oil binding, texture and aesthetics, structure, mattifying, quick/rapid absorption on skin, transfer resistance for the micronized powders, as well as various levels of exfoliation for the larger particles.
By finding natural wax sources that have inherent coloration, we now offer exfoliants that are “Colored By Nature” without any additional synthetic pigments. Since the color of the exfoliant is attributed to the wax from which it is derived, the color stability is vastly improved, with mitigated color leaching and migration while providing a dramatic visual cue.