Colourspheres®

Colourspheres® are spherical composite materials, in which colourants have been encapsulated into a polymer structure. Colourspheres® offer many advantages in comparison with conventional pigments as their structure is very different, and as their surface characteristics have been modified. The wetting properties of Colourspheres® are excellent due to their small specific surface area. They are very easy to disperse allowing easy colour shading. Colourspheres® are available in both hydrophobic (HB) and hydrophilic (HL) versions.


Colourspheres® SIL are based on Silica and Colourspheres® SIL Nude consist of 5 nude shades, which have been developed to ease colour shading of make up products like foundations or powders

Trade Name
INCI Name
Colourspheres® WL 40 Black HL
Iron Oxides (CI 77499) (and) Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer (and) Poloxamer 188
Colourspheres® SIL Black 70
Iron Oxides (CI 77499) (and) Silica
Colourspheres® SIL Red 25
Silica (and) Iron Oxides (CI 77491)
Colourspheres® SIL White R 25
Silica (and) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Colourspheres® SIL Yellow 25
Silica (and) Iron Oxides (CI 77492)
Colourspheres® SIL Nude
Silica (and) (+/-) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77981) (and) Iron oxides (CI 77492) (and) Iron Oxides (CI 77491) (and) Iron Oxides (CI 77499)