beauty & personal care

Technical Expertise

Shaping tomorrow's Beauty. At IMCD Beauty & Personal Care, we are committed to bringing new ideas and creating improved solutions that are truly customer-centric.

Supported by our in-depth knowledge of ingredients and formulations, we have a complete understanding of what you and your consumers need, whatever the market segment.

Through our global network of 20 application laboratories and center of excellence around the world, we’re constantly developing new ingredient combinations and advanced cosmetic applications.

To further assist our customers and our suppliers, we provide on-demand formulation trainings, support and guidance, complete regulatory information and advice as well as innovative textures and concepts.

We can also create sample prototypes for customers to experience the efficacy and sensory appeal of our solutions for themselves. We offer regular marketing and technical seminars, either on-line or on-site to inspire the creation of tomorrow's beauty.

We base our technical expertise on talented profiles but also on technical centers. Discover them.

  • Johannesburg, South Africa (Hair Care Excellence Centre)
  • Milan, Italy (Makeup Excellence Centre)
  • Paris, France (Skin Care Excellence Centre, Beauty Studio)
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Delhi, India
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Makati City, Philippines
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • Mumbai, India
  • Shah Alam, Malaysia (Asia Pacific Technical Centre | Toiletries Excellence Centre)
  • Shanghai, China (Skin/Sun Care Excellence Centre)
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Bogota, Colombia 
  • Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • Los Angeles, US
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Miami, US
  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Istambul, Turkey
  • Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Solid expertise in formulation and evaluation tests
Our application laboratories master the most advanced formulation techniques. They develop prototypes in record time, demonstrating all the technological, sensory, economic and ecological advantages of our suppliers' cosmetic ingredients. In addition to the design of formulas, the 5 IMCD Excellence Centres carry out in vitro and/or in vivo tests to evaluate and optimise their effectiveness.
Specialised teams in all areas of cosmetology
With experts dedicated to the skincare, suncare, make-up, personal care and hair care sectors, our 5 Excellence Centre are committed to supporting our customers in the development of innovative products. And because IMCD is committed to providing the best possible technical service, we also have an Excellence Centre in microbiology, which enables us to detect molecules with possible antimicrobial, bacteriostatic or fungistatic activity, whether natural or synthetic. 

IMCD EMEA has 3 of the 5 Excellence Centres: 

  • Paris: Care and Suncare Excellence Centre
  • Milan: Excellence Centre for Make-up and Coloured Products
  • Johannesburg: Excellence Centre for hair and foam products


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