Cosmetics & Personal Care Industry

You make consumers look good...you make consumers smell good...and feel good. You know that people want natural ingredients, anti-aging ingredients, antioxidants, and vitamins without sacrificing product quality. Our processing equipment helps you deliver on these demands

With the cosmetics industry valued at around $62 billion in revenue and the personal care industry at over $300 billion in sales, these trends show no signs of slowing down.

To create the safe, trusted products that we apply to our face, hair and skin, cosmetics and personal care processors rely on a wide range of mixing technologies, from simple color or fragrance blending to the creation of extremely fine emulsions in creams and lotions. 

With decades of experience, our mixing equipment meets all of your blending needs. We also offer a number of ways to try our mixers. Learn more about our robust mixing services including free formula and process testing in our pilot lab, onsite demos, and our Try & Buy 14-day trial program incentives!

Cosmetic Processing Equipment

Our high shear emulsifiers and dispersers are standouts in the cosmetics and personal care industry. Our Rotosolver high shear mixer and Rotostat emulsifier deliver high shear and flow in CIP designs that comply with 3-A standards, as well as regulatory and cGMP requirements. With unrivaled versatility, they mix a wide range of batch sizes while minimizing energy consumption, downtime, and maintenance costs.

The Rotosolver high shear mixer is our flagship product with thousands of installations at processing plants around the world.If your production line requires 100% wetting out of powders and an easy-to-clean design, the Rotosolver is the solution. The Rotosolver design includes two additional shear zones providing higher overall shear rates, improved dispersion, and reduced energy consumption for volumes up to 10,000 gallons.

The Rotosolver outperforms competitors in key performance areas. For various applications, it has delivered up to:

  • 50% less energy consumption
  • 600% higher flow rates
  • 20% higher tip speeds
  • 6 times more throughput than conventional mixers

The Fastfeed powder induction and dispersion system inducts, wets, and disperses ingredients instantly eliminating agglomerates. Proteins, gums, starches, vitamins, fiber, sweeteners, stabilizers, emulsifiers, flavors, and colors are dispersed at rates up to 450 pounds per minute in a single pass. It consumes up to 70% less energy than conventional tank mixers and batch-to-batch inconsistencies are eliminated as powders are introduced at the same rate every time. Batch times and air entrainment are also reduced because powders. Dust from dumping powders into open top tanks is also eliminated.Operator safety is also enhanced as powders are added from the safety of floor level.See how the Fastfeed can improve your product quality in half the time with less energy.

The DynaShear inline high speed emulsifier disperses gums, stabilizers, proteins and sweeteners in a single pass delivering batch times as low as 3-5 minutes and less air entrainment. With flow rates up to 175 GPM, the 3-A compliant DynaShear delivers smooth product every time with no fisheyes or agglomerates. The two-stage rotor/stator action allows processors to run longer and CIP less frequently. When installed upstream of inline strainers or HTST balance tanks, the DynaShear improves your process, preventing clogged strainers and extending the life of pumps, valves, and seals. Lower your maintenance costs and total cost of ownership today!

The 3-A compliant Boston Shearmill wet mill/homogenizer surpasses the capabilities of conventional shear pumps and colloid mills and provides very high throughputs at extreme shear rates. Wet milling substances with rotor-stator machines provides several advantages including the ability to run 24/7; to reduce solids particles with minimal dust formation; and to withstand uneven flow patterns, jolts, and pressure fluctuations. And for milling of soft particles to <1 micron, or hard particles down to 1-2 microns, the shearmill produces superior particle size reduction, often in a single pass at high production rates.

How Admix can help

As the cosmetics and personal care industries have evolved, we've worked with manufacturers to produce numerous products including:

  • Hair care products
  • Creams and lotions
  • Sun care products
  • Face creams
  • Makeup
  • Skin care products
  • Hair coloring and dyes
  • Cosmaceuticals
  • Toothpaste
  • Perfumes
  • Detergent
  • Air fragrances

And our test lab has worked with cosmetics and personal care processors to test ingredients at no charge. Some include:

  • Oils
  • Resin
  • CMC
  • TiO2
  • Wax

If the following issues are negatively impacting your operations and bottom line, we'd love to help.

  • Long mix times
  • Unstable emulsions
  • Lumps, clumps, or fisheyes
  • Cleaning and CIP issues
  • Overshearing
  • Inadequate dispersions
  • Inconsistent product quality
  • Wasting out-of-spec product
  • Operator injuries/safety considerations

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