Natural & multifunctional formulation ingredients
To answer the naturality expectations of customers, Alban Muller developed a range of natural solutions to substitute synthetic formulation ingredients in cosmetic formulas.
Alongside Amigum™, our well-known gelling active, Alban Muller’s range of functional ingredients gathers different multitasking formulation ingredients, each with their own properties to offer a unique user experience, filled with naturalness and well-being.
What natural texturing agents should you use for your green cosmetics?
Amigum™ - high-performance for a supple texture in cosmetics
Amigum™ is Alban Muller’s famous gelling and stabilising multifunctional agent.
This ideal ingredient for clean beauty is a 100% natural polysaccharide obtained by the fermentation of sugars with strains of a fungus. Amigum™ offers a natural alternative to synthetic agents and carbomers, with unique gelling and thickening properties, even in extreme conditions. It provides stability to emulsions and suspensions to finished cosmetics with naturality, as well as moisturising and sensoriality proven effects.
Amigum™ is Cosmos approved and readily biodegradable (over 85%).
Lipolami™ ER - For luxurious silicon free textures
Extracted from milk thistle, Lipolami™ ER is our hero ingredient for luxurious silicon free textures and skin protection. Lipolami™ ER has a high content of fatty acid ethyl esters obtained from milk thistle oil, for guaranteed natural & sensorial textures.
- It provides skin care products with a luxurious skin-feel: it makes them soft, comfortable, easy to spread and silky, not oil neither sticky.
- It allows more homogeneous and finer emulsions thanks to its fluidity and low surface tension.
- It increases the comfort of foaming products.
- It helps the dispersions of pigments and minerals, as well as the solubilisation of perfumes.
Thanks to its amino acids content, our natural emollient also preserves the skin barrier function against dryness and delipidation.
Lipolami™ ER is a natural and sensory alternative to silicones. This natural ingredient is Cosmos Approved, palm oil and preservative free. It is also readily biodegradable (80-90%).
How about natural preservatives for cosmetics?
Amipreserve™ - A preservative of natural origin
Amipreserve™ is Alban Muller’s 100% natural derived salicylic acid, through an eco-designed and responsible production process. Our preservative of natural origin offers the antibacterial, soothing and keratolytic properties of salicylate derivatives.
Amipreserve™ is Cosmos Approved.
Looking for natural exfoliants in cosmetic products?
Alban Muller offers two range of non-ionised scrubs: the plant-based Scrubami™, and the mineral-based Silicami™.
Scrubami™ range – plant-origin exfoliating powders
The Scrubami™ range is constituted of 100% plant-based exfoliating powders with different particle size, produced from upcycled fruit seeds or kernels from the food industry.
As a regular exfoliation process is a crucial step for any beauty routine, Alban Muller has created a range of eco-responsible alternative to polyethylene microbeads in the formulation of exfoliating products.
Thanks to our specific grinding technique, these range offers exfoliating powders with particles:
- Sizing from 50/200µm to 500/800µm
- Of a homogenous distribution
- Offering a smooth surface
- Harmless to the environment (particles of 100% natural origin, expected to be readily biodegradable).
With colours ranging from orange-beige to dark brown, these particles provide a great visual aspect to exfoliating cosmetics with a naturality claim.
Silicami™ range – mineral-origine exfoliating powders
The Silicami™ products are extremely pure silica powders (≥ 90.0% silica). Their mechanical action speeds up the process of natural elimination of dead cells in the epidermis, to rapidly restore its radiance and softness. Like the Scrubami™ range, they are a great natural alternative to microplastic beads.
These 100% mineral-based exfoliants are obtained from sand. As the Scrubami™, they offer an eco-responsible alternative to plastic microbeads.
The Silicami™ range has the following characteristics:
- Fine and homogeneous particles from 15/50 to 200/500µm
- Chemically inert
- Nano-particles free
- Harmless to the environment
- No odour, color stability
How to offer a natural mineral source of beauty?
Alban Muller’s clay range are of high-quality, rich in minerals, and provide many benefits to the cosmetic industry.
Each type of clay has its unique assets for cosmetic products, and we have selected the white, red and green clays.
- Red Clay is naturally rich in trace elements, to stimulate microcirculation in skin's blood vessels and really wake up the skin.
- White Clay is one of the gentlest types of clay for the skin, with a high content in kaolin to help repair skin and hair.
- Green Clay is the richest in minerals (especially in calcium) and can be used regularly for its amazing rebalancing effect, and to absorb excess sebum.
This range has strong sustainability claims:
- 100% mineral-based origin
- Made in France: extraction, drying and conditioning in France
- Eco-designed drying step using solar energy
- Eco-responsible management of soils and biodiversity
- No preservatives, dyes, ionization, or irradiation
- No toxic metals detected during the safety assessments
Alban Muller Functional Ingredients Presentation
Find your functional ingredient for natural cosmetics
Natural solutions to substitute synthetic formulation ingredients in cosmetic formulas
Obtained by the fermentation of sugars with strains of Sclerotium rolfsii, this gelling is a natural alternative to synthetic agents and carbomers.
Approved Cosmos, this ingredient made from seed's Milk Thistle is a natural sensory alternative to silicones that gives a natural protection to skin.
Non-ionised scrubs, eco-responsible alternatives to polyethylene microbeads
Scrubami™ Apricot 300/
Sourced by upcycled apricots kernels, this exfoliating natural powder lifts away dead skin cells from skin’s surface revealing a new fresh skin.
Scrubami™ Coco 200/
An exfoliating ingredient from coco shell for heavenly inspiration concepts to give radiance and softness to the skin.
Scrubami™ Olive 400/
Sourced by upcycled olive seeds, this natural exfoliating powder for heavenly inspiration concepts gives radiance and softness to the skin.
Scrubami™ Walnut 500/
This natural exfoliating powder from upcycled walnut shells gives radiance and softness to the skin by lifting away dead skin cells.
High-quality clays, rich in minerals, providing many benefits to the cosmetic industry
Green Clay ER
Extracted at the foot of the Auvergne volcanoes, green clay is the richest in minerals and can absorb sebum and impurities to provide a rebalanced skin.
Red Clay ER
Formed by the decomposition of rocks by erosion, Red Clay is naturally rich in trace elements and stimulates microcirculation blood to wake up the skin.
White Clay ER
Strongly leached out by rainwater that gives its colour, white clay is mainly composed of aluminum and silicon, perfect to remineralise sentitive skin.
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