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ImerCare Opaline

ImerCare® Opaline Your natural solution for a luxurious pearlescent effect in gels and shampoos

  • Pearlescence
  • Natural, eco-friendly
  • One-size-fits-all solution

ImerCare® Opaline is an eco-friendly, premium talc which imparts pearlescence to cosmetic gel and shampoo formulations.

Most pearlizing agents used in cosmetics are based on synthetic ingredients such as glycol stearate derivatives which pose a potential threat to the environment and are difficult to formulate.

ImerCare® Opaline is a 100% natural talc-based solution which can be used to replace conventional pearlizing agents.

ImerCare® Opaline has been specifically engineered using proprietary, patented technology to obtain a particle thickness, shape and particle size distribution which confer a highly pearlescent effect in shower gels and shampoos.

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ImerCare® Opaline has an optimized particle shape and size distribution

ImerCare® Opaline:

  • Confers a highly pearlescent effect to shampoos and shower gels 
  • Can be used at all pH levels and with all ingredients— even ionic
  • Is a one-size-fits-all solution
  • Enhances consumer perception of well-being and luxury
  • Complies with industry microbiological standards without the need for irradiation

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ImerCare® Opaline for a luxurious pearly effect


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.


Ecocert – Cosmos logo

ImerCare® Opaline 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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