High-performance cellulosic powder

Eastman’s new biodegradable* ingredient for use in multiple color cosmetics formulations is produced from 63% sustainable wood pulp.

*Biodegradable per regulation (EU) 2023/2055 “Synthetic Polymer Microparticles” Group 2 compliance

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Color cosmetics brands are challenged to find high-performing ingredients that address today’s health concerns, meet future regulatory requirements and satisfy consumer expectations.

Eastman’s latest innovation offers multiple performance benefits and has a favorable sustainability profile. It promises to be a game changer for brands needing sustainable solutions that don't compromise product performance.

Our high-performance cellulosic powder allows color cosmetics formulators to display their creativity and help brands stand out in the crowded market.

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Unlocking beauty potential

Building on more than 80 years of experience in cellulosic technology, we’re creating innovative solutions to enhance the performance of color cosmetics. We aim to empower brands to differentiate their products. Our high-performance cellulosic powder (INCI name: cellulose acetate butyrate) unlocks creative possibilities and exciting opportunities in the formulation process.

What does our product do?

Color cosmetics containing Eastman’s biodegradable* high-performance cellulosic powder offer several performance benefits, including superior, long-lasting optical effects; sensory enhancement; and improved application evenness.

How does it work?

The precise control of the ingredient’s particle size and its uniform distribution result in a powder that optimally scatters light, filling in fine lines and wrinkles. This creates a smooth, even effect on skin.

How can it work for you?

Find solutions today to address tomorrow’s challenges. With our support and guidance along the way, you can make formulation ingredient choices that differentiate your color cosmetics.

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Diminish skin imperfections like fine lines and wrinkles for a long-lasting, smooth and even look.

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Improve your color payoff while enhancing smoothness and evenness of lipstick application.


Increase lash volume and length without clumping.

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Pressed powder

Formulations with Eastman’s high-performance cellulosic powder have good compressibility with the desired pickup.

Sustainable innovation

Through insights gained from customer research and product testing, we understand what’s important to people and for the planet. This ensures our innovations are valued within the global market.

That’s why we’re developing a biodegradable alternative to traditional, less sustainable microparticles. Eastman’s high-performance cellulosic powder is naturally derived1 and freshwater biodegradable. It can be produced from up to 95% renewable and certified feedstock, achieved through sustainable wood pulp and allocation of recycled waste material2. Eastman manufacturing also uses a closed-loop and solvent-free micronization processes to minimize waste and reduce overall environmental impact. 

1According to ISO 16128
2Certified by ISCC using mass balance allocation

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