Sensory Powders

We offer powders that are often used as feel enhancers in make-up and skin care products. The shape, size, chemical structure and optical properties of these fillers are driving the sensorial experience. From beads, lamellar particles, natural fibers to starch derivatives, we have the solution for you


Micro-spherical powders are often used as feel enhancers in make-up and skin care applications. The sensorial experience of these fillers is driven by the shape, size and chemical nature of the beads. They also provide immediate optical and blurring effects that can make skin looks smoother and decrease fine lines, for a camera-ready look. 


Covabead® Crystal 

Transparent spherical glass with 360° skin protection 

  • Technical properties: 
  • Low oil absorption 
  • Light reflection properties 
  • High transparency 

Cosmetic benefits: 

  • Blurring effect 
  • Low impact on formulation viscosity 

Sensibead® SI 175 & Sensibead® SI 320 

Porous spherical ultra-fine particles of silica. Alternative to plastic microbeads. 

Technical properties 

  • Good slip  
  • Low whitening effect 
  • Good absorption 

Cosmetic benefits: 

  • Blurring effect with transparency 
  • Mattifying effect 
  • SPF boosting 

Lamellar Particles

Sensient’s broad range of lamellar powders addresses key formulation needs when it comes to creation unique and revolutionary textures. These ingredients allow the formulation of outstanding textures by providing unique slip effects. 

Natural Fibers

Sensient offers a range of natural fibers for all cosmetic applications: make up, skin care & hair care. Depending on their composition, length and thickness, these fibers can be used to bring volume in mascara, or blurring effect in skin care for example. 


Natpure® Fiber SF 50 

Technical properties: 

  • 100% Natural origin: Sunflower seed hulls 
  • Eco-conception 
  • Locally-sourced (South West of France) 
  • Full Traceability 
  • High oil, water and sweat absorption  
  • Easily dispersible 
  • Dark color 

Cosmetic benefits: 

  • Mattifying effect 
  • Blurring effect 
  • Smooth the appearance of fine lines 
  • High coverage 
  • Densify lashes and hair 

Starch & Starch Derivatives

Natural alternative to synthetic powders 

Amidon De Mais MST
Natural powder extract from corn
– Global compliant
– 100% natural derived according to ISO16128
– Good absorption, slip effect and mattifying

Covafluid AMD
Natural hydrophobic polymer
– Global compliant
– 97% natural derived according to ISO16128
– Good absorption, slip effect and mattifying


Talc Alternatives

Talc has many uses in cosmetics and other personal care products. For example, it may be used to absorb moisture, to prevent caking, to make facial makeup opaque, or to improve the feel of a product. However, in response to the growing trend of replacing talc with better received ingredients, we have come up with mineral sensory powders designed to substitute talc in cosmetic applications.


Sericite 0022

  • Global compliant
  • Transparent with glowy finish
  • Satin and creamy feel
  • No nanoparticle

Sensifeel Soft TA 

  • Global compliant
  • Transparent with glowy finish
  • Soft and dewy feel
  • No nanoparticle

Sensifeel Mica-22

  • Global compliant
  • Provides opacity
  • Soft and creamy feel
  • No nanoparticle

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