Alchemy Ingredients

Alchemy Ingredients create easy-to-use, naturally-derived ingredients using safe, raw materials that provide a high performance alternative to synthetic products

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At Alchemy Ingredients we believe that it's possible to replace synthetic raw materials in cosmetic formulations, without compromise.

Based in the UK, our easy-to-use, naturally-derived blends are created using safe, raw materials and provide high-performance alternatives to synthetic products. Our range started with sugar chemistry, providing natural ways to thicken oil or water-based systems and has evolved to include unusual emulsion systems and gelling agents.  With a Gold EcoVadis rating and 90% of our entire product range either COSMOS approved or certified – we are proud of our sustainable approach to providing natural ingredients.

  • Details of our full product range can be viewed here
  • Interested in our products?  We have a trusted network of distributors worldwide, find your nearest distributor here

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A 100% naturally derived bio-surfactant blend that can be used to boost foam and increase moisturisation of surfactant based products.

A collagen-lipid bio-surfactant complex, Sophocoll® creates a soft, creamy foam that acts as an effective cleanser – gently removing even waterproof make up without stripping the skin. This mild ingredient can be used on its own or combined with other surfactants to strengthen and moisturise both skin and hair – making it perfect for use in a wide range of applications from shampoo to micellar waters,  shower gels to face wash.

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Micromulse® Foam

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A natural alternative to synthetic foaming agents, this mild surfactant blend creates wonderful soft, foaming textures when combined with oil.

Based on amino acid surfactants, known for their mild and moisturising properties, Micromulse® Foam enables formulators to create transforming oil-to-foam textures suitable for sensitive skin. Perfect for use in facial skincare, haircare and body care formulations.

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A 100% natural water thickener, Sclerothix® makes transparent, rich, smooth gels suitable for a variety of uses including suspending particles and thickening some surfactant systems. It can be used on its own or as part of an emulsion or surfactant formula.  Perfect for use in foaming products, facial skincare, body creams, haircare, masks, scrubs and serums.

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Instathix® is a concentrated natural powder blend of emulsifiers, stabilisers and texture modifiers to make Oil-in-Gel emulsions with a small oil droplet size.

It can be used to make silky smooth serum textures, as well as richer, thicker creams and body butters.  Formulations are quick to design, fast to make and are reliably stable under all conditions.

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Find out how to use Instathix in our video below:

Microsol Natural

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A natural alternative to synthetic solubilisers, enabling the formulator to make crystal clear dispersions of essential oils and fragrance oils in water without the use of PEGs. Used at room temperature, this easy to use blend is a useful formulation tool.

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Watch our Technical Director, Caroline Recardo introduce one of our latest products Microsol Natural:

Latest News

On trend formulation ideas

Inspired by the demand for minimalist, multi-functional and cost-effective ingredients in 2023, our lab has created three new on-trend prototypes.  All created using cold process to create sumptuous textures with multi-functional use.

  • AHA Body and Facial Gel - A lightweight gel with a natural AHA source to give a smoother, brighter and even skin complexion. View full formulation here
  • Cold Process Emulsion - A simple cream base with a light and silky touch and refreshing white tea fragrance. View full formulation here
  • Multi Functional Glow Balm - A multi-use product which can be used as a cleanser, mask and balm. View full formulation here

For more formulation inspiration click here where new ideas are added monthly.

New Faces

We’re delighted to welcome two new faces to the team this year. Both Charlotte Baldwin and Omang Vohra have joined as Technical Sales Executives to support our global network of distributors and work directly with our UK customers.

We’re now Vegan Society certified

We are pleased to announce that the entire Alchemy Ingredients product range is now certified as vegan by The Vegan Society.


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