Wax Resin Composite (KOBOGUARD® HRPC)
Fumed Silica Gellant (CO15M5)
Kobo offers a wide range of specialty ingredients for the benefit of personal care formulations including Binders, Fillers, Fibers, Gellants, and Scrubbing Beads.
  • Specialties

    • Dry Binders

      The strong cohesive properties of dry binders make them easier to disperse allowing the formulator to decrease the amount of lipids. They are also hydrophobic, and simplify the pressing of powders.
    • Emollients

      MAKIGREEN OO is a vegetable-based emollient, with high oxidative stability. Used to develop light, non-greasy feeling, petrolatum-free formulations, impart gloss or help prevent water evaporation from the skin.

      MAKILENE FEEL is a versatile emollient, soluble in water and in selected oils. It imparts a light, velvety and non-greasy feel to formulations and reduces tackiness in water-based products. It also improves pigment dispersion and helps powder-form polymers to swell more rapidly in water.
    • Emulsifiers

      MAKIBASE OW14 is a vegetable-based, PEG-free, O/W emulsifier, which provides light and pleasant skin-feel. It is good for cold process, sprayable formulations or formulas with high oil content.

      MAKIBASE SEB is a vegetable-based, PEG-free, W/O emulsifier, which provides light and silky-smooth non-greasy feel. It is also good for cold process.
    • Esters

      The product range offers esters ranging in various properties such as oxidative stability, heat stability, compatibility, etc.
    • Extracts

      The product range offers extracts from plant origins ranging in various properties such as anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, moisturizing, etc.
    • Fibers

      Nylon Fibers are synthetically derived fibers, available in variable length, thickness and color. They are commonly used in mascara and eyebrow products for lengthening and volumizing effects.
      CELL-U-LASH™ fibers are made of cellulose, a natural polymer, and vary in length from 20µm to 110µm; they are hydrophilic and disperse easily in the initial water phase of an emulsion.
      ECOFIBER is a natural, polylactic acid. It is a mascara fiber that helps to provide length and/or volume.
      SILK COTTON PW is a ground fiber from a natural Silk Cotton Tree that is very light and bulky compared to other powders and has high oil absorption.
      Rayon and Polypropylene fibers are also available. They are commonly used in mascara and eyebrow products for lengthening and volumizing effects.
    • Fillers: Boron Nitride

      Kobo offers Mica, Sericite, and Barium Sulfate, as alternate choices for talc-free products.
    • Fillers: Synthetic Mica

    • Fillers: Others

    • Gellants

      Kobo Products conveniently offers a variety of specialty gellants, particularly a segment allocated to fumed silica. This high purity silica with aggregate length of approximately 0.3 microns is supplied to our clients in a pre-dispersed, homogenized form making it an easily manageable, dust free product. We offer an option of six different dispersant media to choose from (including natural options of jojoba oil and castor oil) thus giving Kobo Products the ability to tailor to individual customer needs.
      MAKIMOUSSE Sodium Polyacrylate Starch gellants are ideal for Mousse extured products.
      AQUA KEEP 10SH-NFC is an extremely absorbent Sodium Polyacrylate powder thickener.
      Ikeda NOMCORT® Gellants range in various properties such as thickener, stabilizer in water-in-oil preparations, etc
    • Absorbents

      NIKKOL POWDER SUGAR SQUALANE 03 provides skin care effect due to release of squalane, sebum absorption for long-lasting effect and prevention of caking and color change in powders.
      CHARCOPOWDER: Absorbing Charcoal Powder, obtained from the carbonization of Ubame Oak.
    • Dispersions

      CO40SS is Sodium Saccharine dispersed in Castor Oil use in lip products to give a slight sweet taste.
      WD-VCB25 is an aqueous dispersion of Charcoal Powder.
    • Pigments

      BLACK NF is a fine black iron oxide powder. Its unique crystal structure gives a more intense, blue-black color compared to other iron oxides.
      TiO2 FX-50 is a unique Titanium Dioxide that incorporates Iron Oxides to reduce the bright whiteness on skin and gives more subtle and natural color.
    • Resins: Water Phase

      The product range offers various degrees of firmness and water-resistance.
      DAITOSOL and KOBOGUARD® are water-based, alkyl acrylate copolymer emulsions. They leave a strong, flexible, long-lasting, thin film and enhance shine.
    • Resins: Oil Phase

      KOBOGUARD® provides water resistance and can improve wear of the formula.
      KOBOGUARD® 5400 IDD is a low molecular weight polymer (Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene) dispersed in Isododecane. Low odor, oil soluble resin and better water resistance of the film. Excellent alternative to Rosin based derivatives.
      KOBOGUARD® 5400 and KOBOGUARD® HRPC are able to impart a much enhanced adhesion and substantivity to the cosmetic formulation for the skin, hair, nail or lashes.
      MAKIGREEN GF is a film former and W/O Emulsifier with a natural origin. It is a strong, transparent, flexible film that provides a glossy effect and unique elasticity properties that can help achieve original textures.
    • Scrubbing Beads

      Spherical beads that are used primarily for exfoliation.
    • Surfactants

      Sunsoft M-12J offers various properties such as superior detergent and foaming ability with low irritation.
      MAKIGREEN LCS+ is an optimized combination of vegetable-origin surfactants used to solubilize many different oils in water.
    • Waxes

      PM WAX 82 is a combination of Polyethylene (and) Microcrystalline waxes that can give structure and add rub-resistance to a formula.
      MAKIGREEN VELVET WAX is a natural wax that provides smooth, velvety skin feel and can help stabilize and thicken emulsions.