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ImerCare Matte

ImerCare® Matte Your natural solution for a nude matte effect in gels and creams, liquid foundations and pressed powders

  • Superior matte effect
  • Natural, eco-friendly solution

ImerCare® Matte is a naturally white kaolin based solution that provides a superior mattifying effect in gels and creams, liquid foundations and pressed powders.

Due to its unique morphology, ImerCare® Matte absorbs sebum and confers an immediate, natural matte effect to the skin.

SEM of conventional cosmetic kaolin
Conventional kaolin
SEM photograph ImerCare®Matte
ImerCare® Matte

Compared to conventional kaolin, ImerCare® Matte has been specially processed to obtain an innovative, microporous structure. This structure possesses a high surface area, providing excellent sebum absorption and a natural matte skin finish.

Absorption power of ImerCare® Matte vs. conventional kaolin

Graph absorption power of ImerCare® Matte vs. conventional kaolin

ImerCare® Matte is a 100% natural alternative to synthetic mattifying agents such as those based on synthetic polymers commonly used in gels, creams, liquid foundations and powders.


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.


ImerCare® Matte is Cosmos approved. Certificates of origin and additional documentation are available upon request.

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.

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