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IMCD – Your Partner in Our Joint Mission: Shaping Tomorrow’s Beauty

For more than a quarter century, IMCD Beauty & Personal Care has been a global leader in the formulation and distribution of specialty ingredients. Our network of application laboratories around the world, our long-term partnerships, consistent innovation, and our global view yet intimate knowledge of local business cultures give us an unparalleled market advantage that has benefitted all those we do business with.

Now we are re-inventing ourselves to become a 360° partner for our clients and suppliers in our shared mission: Shaping tomorrow’s beauty – a new kind of beauty that cares about people and the planet and creates value for everyone we work with.




Because by working more closely together we can remain ahead of the curve and explore creative opportunities to capture the Beauty & Personal Care market while Innovation in this industry segment is at an all-time high.




By collaborating, as a team, to create a future-oriented strategy. We can do it by focusing on each segment of the worldwide beauty market and drawing on the support of our five pillars of excellence.



  1. IMCD’s global network – more than 300 beauty experts with knowledge of local marketing and culture in over 35 countries support your response to local trends and needs, providing regulatory guidance and tailor-made formulations.


  2. IMCD’s cutting-edge labs and centres of excellencea continuously growing, co-creative network of application labs around the globe with access to our enormous proprietary portfolio that includes all the ingredients necessary to overcome formulation challenges. With our technical support, you can develop and test new innovative product prototypes at record speed.


  3. Digital innovation – connecting us even more by nurturing our partner relationships, increasing transactional efficiency, and enhancing customer experience so that we can better shape the beauty of tomorrow, together. We provide personalised information, accessible from everywhere, anytime, 24/7, to create real value for our customers and suppliers. And thanks to our digital expertise we have just unveiled an extraordinary one-of-a-kind immersive digital environment, “the Beauty Institute”, to provide advanced, innovative interactions with customers.


  4. IMCD’s continual focus on individual market segments – by analysing market trends closely and collecting data we put you ahead of the competition. Especially today, the expertise of our global marketing team consistently provides innovative ideas and on-trend concepts for each market segment, advanced sales tools, and the right communication strategy to drive growth.


  5. IMCD’s ever-growing portfolio, with an expanding focus on active ingredients and sustainability – sourced from the best, across all market segments to create our impressive range of specialty ingredients, world-class products and solutions. We are currently expanding our active portfolio and investing in sustainable innovations, formulations, and “green sciences” to support the drive for sustainable solutions on behalf of our customers and suppliers.


True partnerships can bring about real transformation and success in the Beauty and Personal Care market of tomorrow. By working together, we can remain ahead of the curve as we explore creative opportunities -- identifying what’s next and going beyond the possible.


We have the passion, knowledge, and expertise for success. Together, we are shaping tomorrow's Beauty.