UMC Ingredients is dedicated to supplying highly desirable leading-edge products to the Cosmetics, Personal Care, Nutritional and Food & Beverage markets. We offer a wide range of special pearlescent effect pigments, natural active ingredients and various raw materials.

Cosmetics and Personal Care

UMC is the US distributor for CQV Cosmetic Pearlescent pigments in the Midwest and Eastern States.

Color Cosmetics


The FEATHELEVE® product line is ideal for applications that call for soft glow and luminosity. These pigments offer color correction properties and SPF boosting help. FEATHELEVE® are superb for lightweight makeup, foundations, emulsions, and even nail polish applications.

Econa® N

The ECONA® N series combines natural plant extracts with natural mica pearl substrates to create a truly unique pigment offering. This color pigment family has performance benefits over commonly used colorants, such as better light stability and less color bleed throughout a wider ph range. Available in red, blue & black, ECONA® N pigments also exhibit anti-oxidant properties for use in all makeup and personal care applications.


The Glare® product family employs borosilicate substrates to create exceptionally clean and transparent pearlescent effects. Available in silver, iridescent, and metallic colors, the Glare® product line is offered in several particle size distributions, from satiny luster, to frosty shimmer, to sparkling glitter effects.

Glare® Silver

The Glare Silver line of borosilicate products features a precipitated coating of metallic Silver (Ag). This product family is available in four dazzling particle size distributions.

Esorora Glare®

The ESORORA Glare® series is a borosilicate-based, color-travel effect pigment. Incident light is refracted through several metal-oxide layers, providing an angle-dependent, multi-iridescent color effect. This product line offers excellent transparency, clean color and bright shimmer effects.

Skolor Glare®

The Skolor Glare® pigment line builds on borosilicate technology with an additional layer of absorption pigments. The results are strong tones of red, blue, violet, and flip-flop color effects, all offering the clean and vibrant color spaces that is characteristic of borosilicate substrates.

Skolor® Natural

The Skolor® Natural product line is comprised of iridescent natural mica based pigments coated with matching or complimentary absorption colorants. Here, the formulator will find brilliant shades of red, blue, green, violet, and more. Skolor® Natural pigments are used in most makeup applications.


The MAGCHROM® pigment line delivers superior iridescent and silver effects though a unique metal oxide precipitation process during the reaction phase of production. Based on natural mica, MAGCHROM® provides an improved effect pigment model that can deliver iridescent colors even in semi-opaque formula systems.

Cosmetica® Natural

The Cosmetica® Natural pearl series is based on a natural mica substrate. This pearl family is coated with titanium dioxide, iron oxide or a combination of both. It provides high luster, high chroma, opacity and excellent batch consistency. This series includes various products and particle sizes for general purpose cosmetic & personal care applications.

Functional Fillers

TwinOne™ SS-1000(PMSQ)

The challenge of maintaining that “just applied makeup” look is two-fold; counteracting the negative effect of both secreted sebum oil and perspiration. Sebum oil tends to breakdown finely applied makeup resulting in unwanted shiny skin. Perspiration, primarily water and salt, can leave the face looking flat and unnatural. While these two facial secretions are seemingly incompatible with each other, TwinOne™ SS-1000 effectively and simultaneously controls both. Sebum oil and perspiration are absorbed, controlled and maintained while leaving the skin with a soft and silky feel. Natural looking, long wear makeup is now possible with TwinOne™ SS-1000.

Applications: Base Make-Up, Lip-type products, skin care and sun care products.

Big Takeaways:

  • TwinOne has excellent compatibility in distilled water and silicone oils as compared to conventional PMSQ powders.
  • Soft Focus- shows improved light scattering versus conventional PMSQ powders.
  • Luxurious Skin Feel- the unique surface improves the application and feel of finished makeup products.
Mirinae Alumina Powder

Big Takeaways:

  • Thin and plat surface of special extender filler.
  • Very thin and uniform thickness.
  • Clear whiteness.
  • Slightly lustrous filler: Natural Soft Focus Effect.
  • Improving texture and uniform spread on skin.
  • Excellent adhesion: Long lasting effect. Good color expression.
Performance Filler Powders

Premium alumina, natural mica, and synthetic mica powders for your formulation needs.

Natural Ingredients

UMC offers a complete range of high quality active formula ready to be used or incorporated in final cosmetic products

Color Cosmetics

ACTIFS PRECIEUX APEX, is a Tunisian based supplier that specializes in manufacture and development of natural high quality active ingredients, from natural Mediterranean raw materials, using supercritical fluid extraction technology.

ACTIFS PRECIEUX, is a dynamic and innovative startup, established in 2016. In the high-growth sector of vegetable substances, they offer tailor made solutions, customized ingredients as well as a premium portfolio of several active extracts.

Actifs Cosmetics

Our State-of-the-art plant extraction allows us to develop tailor-made natural ingredients. From the development of inspirational extracts and active ingredients to exclusive customized projects.


We offer high quality cosmetic ingredient mainly focused on plants of the Mediterranean, our products are 100% natural, free from additives and any chemical solvents.

In the high-growth sector of vegetable substances, our main purpose is to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world throughout innovative active ingredients by exploring the health and beauty benefits of natural ingredients.

Aleppo Pine

Naturally distributed throughout the Mediterranean area, Aleppo Pine is considered as the dominant pine species in the natural pine Medirranean Forests.
Aleppo pine also known as Jerusalem pine, It is the wild tree all the lower area of mediterranean. We, as ACTIFS PRECIEUX, want to make our contribution to the valorization of Aleppo Pine in Tunisia. The seed is the most concentrated part of the plant and an ideal choice for top quality.

Black Cummin Seed

Efficient since forever. For thousands of years, Black seed oil has been used and known as the ancestral natural remedy for its therapeutic and beauty benefits.
Extracted from the small plant of Nigella Sativa, with pale purple, blue, or white flowers it spontaneously grows in North Africa, Middle East and West Asia. People have used the tiny black seeds of the fruits of N.sativa as a natural remedy for thousands of years. The seeds can also flavor curries,pickles,and bread.


Coriander is an annual and herbaceous plant, belonging to the Apiaceae family. It is a culinary and medicinal plant, native of southern Europe and the western Mediterranean region, this herb is cultivated worldwide. It has been used as an analgesic, carminative, digetive, antirheumatic and antispasmodic agent. Its fruits(seeds) are used for flavouring candies, in cookery, perfumery, beverages and in the tabacco industry.

Date Seeds

Cultivated in Tunisia for 5000 years, the Date Palm Tree is often called “The tree of life” in the desertic region, so called for the high nutritional value of its dates praised all over the world. When held to the light, Date seed can be seen right through the flesh, as fingers of light. Native of Tunisian desert, Phoenix dactyliferaL., commonly known as date palm, is a plant species belonging to the palm family that is cultivated for its edible sweet fruit.

Prickly Pears

Prickly pear plant is cultivated throughout the Mediterranean area, northern Africa, Middle East and Mexico. The plant is considered an invasive species in northern Africa.
As the fruits of Opuntia ficus-indica are delicate, they need to be carefully harvested by hand. The small spines on the fruits are removed by rubbing them on an abrasive surface or sweeping them through grass. Before consumption, they are peeled and sliced. Prickly pear is widely cultivated and used in juices, jellies, candies, teas, and alcoholic drinks.

Boswellia Sacra

At one time, Frankincense Boswellia Sacra was worth it’s weight in gold, and it’s still a rare and precious commodity.

Frankincense Boswellia Sacra, dried resin from the desert tree in Southern Arabia grows typically in Oman. It is an aromatic resin that is often used in perfumes and incense.

Nigella Sativa Extract

By supercritical fluid extraction using natural carbon dioxide as a solvent . No solvent residues . The product is 100 % natural. Preservative free.

ActifSoleis Spicy

Phoenix dactylifera have Sweet, fruity fantasy note with a caramelic honeyed and buttery facet While Coriandrum Sativum has orange facets in top with a spicy, woody resinous, clay like background note The aroma of coriander seeds is usually described as pleasant, warm, nutty and spicy with an undertone similar to orange peel.

ActifSoleis Floral

Phoenix dactylifera has Sweet, fruity fantasy note with a caramelic, honeyed and buttery facet and Rosa Centifolia has the compound that imparts fragrance to the product which is generally Phenethyl Alcohol.

ActifSoleis Frankincense

While date extract strikes you first by its top note, Frankincense extract have base note that feel deeper and heavier Combined they gives a warm oriental fragrance little spicy and rather heady, ethereal even.

Actifsoleis Jasmin

The fun loving fragrance of Jasminum Sambac Flower & the rich scent of Phoenix Dactylifera seed blended together make the aromatic mixture authentic and incredibly intense. Jasmine flower has a sweet, romantic fragrance while date possess a sweet, fruity fantasy note.

Actifs fragances

A complete range of high quality extracts ready to be incorporated in final fragrance products. CO2 extracts unfold new fragrance effects and give fragrances an extraordinary note and add valuable effects.

Coriander Pure SFE Select

Supercritical CO2 Extraction: The SFE process preserves all the facets and the natural profile identity to guarantee a high purity extract.

Cardomon Pure SFE Select

Supercritical CO2 Extraction: The SFE process preserves all the facets and the natural profile identity to guarantee a high purity extract.

Ambrette Pure SFE Select

Musky, sweet, powdery and floral It is also slightly animalic, fruity and anisic, with a good Tenacity.

Claims and benefits

We offer a complete range of high quality active formula ready to be used or incorporated in final cosmetic products such as: Anti-aging creams, Soothing care products, Skin brightening cosmetics, Hydrating cosmetic products, Cosmetics products

Food Beverage & Nutritional

UMC Ingredients has a lineup of specialty products that encompass the Food , Beverage , Nutrition and Personal Care, providing high quality, low cost alternatives for the US and International markets.
Acidulants/Citrates:  Benzoic Acid, Calcium Citrate, Citric Acid, Fumaric Acid, Malic Acid, Phosphoric Acid, Potassium Citrate, Propionic Acid, Tartaric Acid and Sodium Citrate.Amino Acids: L-Arginine, L-Cysteine HCl Anhydrous and Monohydrate, L-Glutamic Acid, L-Glutamine, Glycine, L-Lysine HCl Monohydrate, L-Phenylalanine, Taurine, L-Tyrosine, L-Valine, and N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine.

Antioxidants: Ascorbic Acid, BHA, BHT, and TBHQ.

Emulsifiers: Polysorbates, SSL.

High Intensity Sweeteners: Acesulfame-K, Aspartame, Erythritol, Calcium Saccharin, Luo Han Guo, Monk Fruit, Neotame, Sodium Saccharin, Steviosides, Sucralose (powder and liquid), and Custom Blends.

Humectants: Glycerine, Mineral Oils/White Oils, Propylene Glycol and Sorbitol.

Hydrocolloids: Agar-Agar, Carrageenan, CMC, Gelatin, Guar Gum, Gum Arabic, HPMC, Locust Bean Gum, MCC, Tara Gum, Xanthan Gum, and Custom Blends.

Phosphates: Dicalcium Phosphate Anhydrous and Dihydrate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sodium Hexametaphosphate and Phosphoric Acid.

Preservatives: Potassium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate (granular, liquid, and powder), Sodium Benzoate, and Sorbic Acid.

Vitamins and Minerals: Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Beta Carotene, Biotin, Folic Acid, Gluconates (Ca, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, K, Na, and Zn), Magnesium Chloride Anhydrous HP, Magnesium Citrate, Magnesium Oxide, Magnesium Sulfate Anhydrous HP, Niacin, Niacinamide, Potassium Chloride, Riboflavin 5’-Phosphate Sodium, Sodium Ascorbate, Vitamin A and Derivatives, Vitamin B1 HCl (Thiamine HCl), Vitamin B Mononitrate (Thiamine Mononitrate) Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B5 (D-Calcium Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 HCl (Pyridoxine HCl), Vitamin D2 and D3 and Derivatives, and Vitamin E (Natural & Synthetic).

Other Key Products: Caffeine Anhydrous (Natural & Synthetic), Erythritol, FD&C Colors, Fruit Concentrates/Juices, Mannitol, Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) and Psyllium Husk Powder.