Mineral raw materials for cosmetics

Mineral raw materials for cosmetics

MAGNESIA is your expe­ri­enced sup­pli­er of cos­met­ic raw mate­ri­als. We have been sup­ply­ing inter­na­tion­al com­pa­nies in the cos­met­ics indus­try with min­er­al com­pounds of mag­ne­sium, cal­ci­um, zinc and iron for 40 years. From the pro­duc­tion of skin care, dec­o­ra­tive or nat­ur­al cos­met­ics to well­ness prod­ucts — we are your spe­cial­ist for high-qual­i­ty cos­met­ic raw mate­ri­als. Based on reg­u­lar trend analy­ses, we at MAGNESIA devel­op ideas for inno­v­a­tive solu­tions for your cos­met­ic formulation.

Ben­e­fit from our many years of exper­tise in the cos­met­ics indus­try and dis­cov­er our port­fo­lio of min­er­al raw mate­ri­als for cos­met­ics.

Cosmetic raw materials and a wide range of applications

We offer a wide range of min­er­al and nat­ur­al cos­met­ic raw mate­ri­als with var­i­ous tech­no­log­i­cal func­tions for appli­ca­tions in the areas of Body Care, Deodor­ants, Hair Care and Bleach­ing Pow­der, Cleans­ing Prod­ucts, Oral Care, Depila­to­ry, Skin Care and Sun Care:

adjust­ment of the PH val­ue or viscosity

abra­sive effect as a clean­ing agent in toothpastes

antibac­te­r­i­al or absorbent additive

Exfo­li­at­ing agent in cleans­ing products

Sta­bi­liz­er or chelat­ing agent

swelling or opaci­fy­ing agent

Raw materials for cosmetics and natural cosmetics

Optimize your cosmetic formulations.

High-quality mineral raw materials for cosmetic products

Cal­ci­um, mag­ne­sium and min­er­al com­pounds for your cos­met­ic for­mu­la­tions are avail­able in the desired qual­i­ty and quan­ti­ty. We will be hap­py to send you detailed spec­i­fi­ca­tions, safe­ty data sheets and prod­uct sam­ples on request.

Your advantages with cosmetic raw materials from MAGNESIA

Reli­able source of sup­ply and secu­ri­ty of supply

Per­son­al con­tact person

Advice on appli­ca­tion technology

Free prod­uct samples

Com­pre­hen­sive prod­uct doc­u­men­ta­tion and REACH status

Full trans­paren­cy of the sup­ply chain

Nat­ur­al raw mate­ri­als and source incl. doc­u­men­ta­tion (e.g. ISO 16128, COSMOS, ECOCERT, NATRUE)

Flex­i­ble deliv­ery quan­ti­ties from one container

The fol­low­ing appli­ca­tion exam­ples will give you an insight into our prod­uct range:

Calcium carbonate in dental care


  • A mild but effec­tive clean­ing agent for toothpastes

Your advantage

  • Option­al­ly avail­able as pre­cip­i­tat­ed or ground quality
  • From Ger­man or Euro­pean origin
  • Derived min­er­al ingre­di­ent or nat­ur­al min­er­al ingre­di­ent, NOI (ISO 16128) 1.0
  • Can also be used as a bright­en­er (CI77220)

Kaolin in decorative cosmetics


  • Nat­u­ral­ly occur­ring light-col­ored clay (porce­lain clay) with absorbent properties

Your advantage

  • Ide­al for absorb­ing excess sebum
  • Col­or pig­ment in lipstick
  • Helps pre­vent make-up from sticking
  • Can also be used as a fine clean­ing agent in toothpaste
  • Puri­ty in phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal quality

Magnesium carbonate in hair care


  • Inor­gan­ic addi­tive in bleach­ing agents to reg­u­late oxi­da­tion and to thick­en the bleach­ing mass (pro­longs the appli­ca­tion time)

Your advantage

  • Is extract­ed from seawater
  • Derived Min­er­al Ingre­di­ent, NOI (ISO 16128) 1.0
  • Can also be used as a bright­en­er (CI77713)
  • Also suit­able as a filler in dry shampoo 

Magnesium hydroxide in deodorant


  • This makes the pH val­ue alka­line, which bac­te­ria that cause sweat odor do not like

Your advantage

  • A good alter­na­tive to active ingre­di­ents based on alu­minum salts
  • Extract­ed from seawater
  • Derived Min­er­al Ingre­di­ent, NOI (ISO 16128) 1.0

Magnesium oxide in shower gel


  • This prod­uct adjusts the show­er gel to a skin-friend­ly pH val­ue, thus sup­port­ing the pro­tec­tive func­tion of the skin

Your advantage

  • Gen­tly sup­ports the effec­tive­ness of the active wash­ing substances
  • Doc­u­men­ta­tion for ECOCERT cer­ti­fi­ca­tion available
  • Derived Min­er­al Ingre­di­ent, NOI (ISO 16128) 1.0

Talcum in depilatories


  • Hydrat­ed mag­ne­sium sil­i­cate from nat­ur­al sources. Due to its prop­er­ty as a lubri­cant, it pre­vents fric­tion and irri­ta­tion of the skin dur­ing application

Your advantage

  • Asbestos-free cer­tifi­cate con­firmed for each delivery
  • Mul­ti-func­tion­al min­er­al (skin-pro­tect­ing, release agent, opacifier)
  • Nat­ur­al Min­er­al Ingre­di­ent, NOI (ISO 16128) 1,0


Man­u­fac­tur­ers of safe and high-qual­i­ty cos­met­ic prod­ucts around the world rely on our exper­tise. This includes com­pli­ance with reg­u­la­to­ry require­ments. The MAGNESIA prod­uct range there­fore com­plies with the fol­low­ing applic­a­ble standards:

Euro­pean Reg­u­la­tion (EC) No. 1223/2009


EU direc­tives con­cern­ing con­t­a­m­i­nants, GMOs, nano­ma­te­ri­als, aller­gens, resid­ual sol­vents, etc.

Rec­om­men­da­tions of the insti­tu­tions for the safe­ty assess­ment of end products

Contact us now

Thomas Raab and the Cos­met­ics team will sup­port you with expert knowl­edge and find tai­lor-made solu­tions for your prod­uct ideas.

Ask for detailed spec­i­fi­ca­tions, safe­ty data sheets and sam­ples.

MAGNESIA makes the difference – see for yourself

Transparency and partnership

Trans­paren­cy and partnership

The com­pa­ny empha­sis­es trans­paren­cy in the sup­ply chain and main­tains part­ner­ships with man­u­fac­tur­ing part­ners to ensure seam­less mon­i­tor­ing and trans­par­ent procurement.

Comprehensive service

Com­pre­hen­sive service

MAGNESIA offers not only high-qual­i­ty addi­tives, active ingre­di­ents and excip­i­ents, but also a com­pre­hen­sive ser­vice that strength­ens cus­tomer rela­tion­ships and facil­i­tates co-operation.

Short delivery times

Short deliv­ery times

MAGNESIA can guar­an­tee short deliv­ery times for cus­tomers thanks to its own ware­house and qual­i­fied exter­nal ware­house keep­ers, which is an impor­tant eco­nom­ic factor.

Expertise in various chemical elements

Exper­tise in var­i­ous chem­i­cal elements

MAGNESIA is not only a spe­cial­ist in min­er­als, but also an expert in var­i­ous chem­i­cal ele­ments, which offers our cus­tomers a wider choice of raw mate­ri­als and products.

Expertise and competence

Exper­tise and competence

The com­pa­ny has many years of exper­tise in var­i­ous mar­kets and is con­tin­u­ous­ly expand­ing its areas of exper­tise in order to offer its cus­tomers a deci­sive com­pet­i­tive advantage.

Trusted solutions

Trust­ed solutions

MAGNESIA offers proven ser­vices and strives to main­tain and strength­en cus­tomer con­fi­dence in con­sis­tent ser­vice, prod­uct qual­i­ty and safety.

Customised services

Cus­tomised services

The com­pa­ny offers cus­tomised ser­vice and con­sult­ing pack­ages to meet the dif­fer­ent require­ments of its cus­tomers and devel­op unique solutions.

Innovative solutions

Inno­v­a­tive solutions

MAGNESIA strives to be con­tin­u­ous­ly cre­ative and inno­v­a­tive in order to ful­fil cus­tomer require­ments and adapt to chang­ing mar­ket con­di­tions, includ­ing the use of dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies for an opti­mal cus­tomer experience.

FAQ — Frequently asked questions

Kaolin (chi­na clay), mag­ne­sium car­bon­ate and cal­ci­um car­bon­ate are all min­er­al pow­ders that are often used as a sub­sti­tute for talc in colour cos­met­ics such as blush and pow­der. They have a sim­i­lar tex­ture and help to mat­ti­fy the skin.

  • Mag­ne­sium hydrox­ide (absorp­tion of mois­ture, odour neutralisation)
  • Mag­ne­sium chlo­ride (odour reduc­tion, mois­ture absorp­tion, skin compatibility)
  • Mag­ne­sium car­bon­ate (mois­ture absorb­ing, odour con­trol, skin compatibility)
  • Mag­ne­sium sul­phate (mois­ture absorp­tion, odour con­trol, skin care)

The min­er­al raw mate­ri­als of mag­ne­sia are most­ly REACH-reg­is­tered and con­tain a reg­is­tra­tion num­ber. Our nat­ur­al raw mate­ri­als are exempt from this require­ment. All REACH-sub­ject raw mate­ri­als are mon­i­tored by our qual­i­ty department.

Yes, the use of nano­ma­te­ri­als in cos­met­ic prod­ucts is strict­ly reg­u­lat­ed in the EU. Our offer gen­er­al­ly com­plies with the applic­a­ble nano reg­u­la­tion. We check the manufacturer’s spec­i­fi­ca­tion and you will receive a nano state­ment on request.