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Kobo Products, The Powder & Dispersion Specialist

Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride and Delivery Systems. Kobo has six locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), Brazil, UK, France, Asia Pacific and Japan (Kobo Dispatek), and is represented globally by independent agents.
To request information, data and samples, please use our electronic order form or contact us.
Main Phone Number: 908 - 757 - 0033
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What's NEW at Kobo?

  • Let's Chat Summer Series: virtual round tables where a group of experts will discuss Sunscreen Formulations. Follow this link to see our video.
  • Formula of the Month: Hybrid Sunscreen SPF 57 PA++++ - Podcast Episode 39 - Click on the link to listen to the podcast on your favorite platform.
  • K-RAY® SM Molten Metal and K-RAY® SM Metallic Bloom: Synthetic Mica-based Pearlescent Pigment of small particle sizes. Create 3D effects in make-up. Associated with other pearls of different sizes, can generate a metallic foil like effect on application to the skin.
  • EXCEBEADS™ CS-320 & CS-725 are spherical fused silica microspheres, non-porous with a smooth surface and a narrow particle size distribution. They are available in two particle sizes for different effects in formulation. They offer a smooth and silky feel, help provide soft focus effect to the skin and serve as a high performing alternative to plastic beads
  • KOBOGUARD® NATURAL PXF is a natural, water soluble film former, viscosity modifier, and suspension system. It combines two distinct polysaccharide technologies - food grade gums and micro fibrillated cellulose - in a synergistic stable blend.
  • Pigmentary ZnO: For customers who prefer to avoid using Titanium Dioxide as a pigment.
  • Talc Replacements: mineral blends with similar texture profile, tactility, pressability, pickup and payoff as talc. They can be used in Clean Beauty formulas.