Alternative to Plastic Microbeads

INCI: Cellulose or Microcrystalline Cellulose

Be on the Safe Side!

 
 

What is important? – Please decide

The main things: INCI: Cellulose or Microcrystalline Cellulose INCI: Polyethylene

White color

Yes

Yes

Fast and easily biodegradable

Yes

No

Made from renewable resources

Yes

No

ECOCERT / COSMOS / NPA certified

Yes

No

Safe and edible

Yes

No

Safe food for animals

Yes

No

Ecofriendly

Yes

No

Consumer likes it

Yes

No

Source
tree

Yes

No

 
 

Conclusion

  • Cellulose and Microcrystalline Cellulose are the alternatives to Plastic Microbeads and right material for all new developments
  • Only Cellulose fulfills all requirements for human, animal and environment
  • Inert to all other chemicals and ingredients in Personal Care formulations
  • Harmless
  • Excellent and nice skin feel
  • Use safe products from renewable resources
cosmos approved
natural products association
 
 
 
 
Facial Care Skin Care Oral Care Hair Care New Developments

Mask Cleaner

Body Wash
Shower Gel
Cream
Lotion
Ointment

Tooth Paste
Tooth Gel

Exfoliating Scalp 

Please think always
in Cellulose and
Microcrystalline
Cellulose

 
 

Application Guidelines

  • Cold process
  • Add NATURAL EXFOLIANTS in the last production step into your formulations and mix carefully with low shear forces for some minutes, depending on viscosity
 
 
VITACEL
VITACEL
 
 
 

Product Overview

Same proportion of size VIVAPUR® CS Structure Particle Size Color INCI Abrasiveness

230 R

230 R

Granule

230 µm 

White 

Micro-
crystalline
Cellulose

Gentle

Same proportion of size VITACEL® CS Structure Particle Size Color INCI Abrasiveness

150 F

150 F

Fiber

100 µm

White 

Cellulose

Balling
Effect

70 G

70 G

Granule

70 µm

White 

Cellulose


180 G

180 G

Granule

180 µm

White 

Cellulose


250 G

250 G

Granule

300 µm

White 

Cellulose


400 G

400 G

Granule

400 µm

White 

Cellulose


700 G

700 G

Granule

700 µm

White 

Cellulose


 
 
cosmos approved
cosmos approved
 
 
 

Conclusion

  • Every grade has unique skin feel
  • Make combinations to create different abrasiveness and skin feel
  • Please test also different use levels and check skin feel
 
 

Benefits for

by using Cellulose/Microcrystalline Cellulose

Consumer

  • Made from renewable resources
  • Safe 
  • Edible
  • Fast and easily biodegradable
  • Ecofriendly
  • Skin friendly

Marketing

  • Please see benefits for consumer
  • Natural Microbeads
  • Eco Pearls

Quality Management

  • ECOCERT / COSMOS / NPA certified
  • NaTrue compliant
  • Product regulatory information available
  • OECD study available

Production

  • Odor and tasteless
  • Thermostable up to 180 °C
  • Easy to use and easy to handle
  • Harmless to production equipment
  • No influence on pH value of your final product

R+D

  • Totally safe product
  • Inert in water, oil and other ingredients
  • Stable in all kinds of formulations
  • Use level 1 % to 20 %
  • No influence on pH value - 
    pH stable from pH 3 to pH 12
  • Specific density 1.5 g/cm³
  • Cold process
 

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