Product Introductions 2020
Geoflake® plastic free glittering effects
BREAKING NEWS; GEOTECH is introducing a complete new and innovative product line named Geoflake®. A brand new, unique product line which provides the most mesmerizing plastic free glittering effects for cosmetic formulations. The new product range Geoflake® is developed by GEOTECH as an environmental-friendly alternative for polyester glitter. With upcoming regulation on its way for microplastics the cosmetic industry is desperately looking for sustainable alternatives.
The basic structure of Geoflake® is a coarse platelet of coated synthetic mica. The new range contains synthetic mica flakes coated with titanium dioxide, iron oxide and D&C colourants.
The Geoflake® portfolio contains a stunning amount of 15 products. Silver, White, Red Gold, Royal Blue, Green, Lavender, Salmon and Rainbow are the eight colours which are available in two different particle sizes. The available sizes are XL, with an average of 350 micron and XXL, with an average of 750 micron.
The narrow particle size distribution achieved by an innovative production process are what makes Geoflake® products unique. It creates an optical effect which is similar to precision cut polyester glitter. The Geoflake® product line is GEOTECH´s answer to the strong market driven demand to replace traditional polyester glitter. The new range includes interesting alternatives for the mainly used polyester glitter shades silver, gold and iridescent.
Geoflake® glittering mica flakes are non toxic and comply to the main regulations for cosmetics. The colourant coated flakes may have a few restrictions in certain areas due to the colourants used.
The titanium dioxide and iron oxide coated Geoflake® products are UV, water- and solvent resistant. The coloured Geoflake® products are a bit more delicate, depending on the application some special attention may be required. GEOTECH’s cosmetic laboratory in The Netherlands can provide technical support for your formulations.
Galaxy® Holographic Pigments
Galaxy® provides exclusive polychromatic glittering effects for cosmetic formulations unlike any other product in the world. The extremely reflective and holographic particles will catch your attention right away!
The ultra-thin holographic pigment is based on acrylic polymer and aluminium. INCI name: CI 77000 and Acrylates Copolymer. The particle size distribution is 20 - 150 micron with an average of 75 micron. The thickness of only 3 micron contributes to a very good skin-feel.
Galaxy® Hologram Silver M is stable in water- and solvent based formulations as long as the pH value remains ‹7. Because of its dramatic polychromatic reflection Galaxy® is mainly used in colour cosmetic products. It is a versatile pigment and can be used in a wide range of finished products such as nail polish, eye products and lip products. Besides application in formulations, the holographic flakes are also perfectly suitable to rub into gel polishes.
Galaxy® Hologram Silver M is a non-toxic pigment offered in powder form. Because Galaxy® is based on water-soluble polymers it can be used as a potential alternative for polyester based holographic glitter.
Galaxy® complies to the main regulations for cosmetics. Please note that due to the aluminium used, this product can not be used for lip products in the United States.
Geodiamond® Coloured L range
The Geodiamond® Coloured L range is a borosilicate based range which is available in a total of 5 different colours. These gorgeous special effect pigments provide bright coloured glittering effects in many cosmetic formulations.
The particle size distribution of this Geodiamond® coloured range is 50 - 300 micron and is available in the beautiful vivid colours Emerald, Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Citrine and Aragonite.
The coloured Geodiamond® range is based on ultra-thin calcium sodium borosilicate flakes, coated with titanium dioxide and colourants. One of the main advantages of these thin glass flakes is the excellent skin-feel without any gritty sensation. This range creates intensive reflections with dazzling glittering effects in many different applications.
With very low concentrations the coloured Geodiamond® range creates a sophisticated and luxurious formulation with a high sparkling effect. The Geodiamond® L range can therefore also be used as an alternative for polyester based glitter.
The complete range is non-toxic and complies to the main regulations for cosmetics. Due to the used colourants they have some restrictions in certain areas.