Personal Care

The fast-growing Beauty and Personal Care market is thriving and shows no signs of slowing down. We source the high-quality ingredients you need to keep pace with consumer demands in cosmetics, oral care, hair care, skin care, bath and other personal care products.

Whether for the most prestigious brands or for everyday lifestyle products, high-quality ingredients are vital. Casey Ingredients has strong relationships with the world’s leading producers of ingredients for personal care and beauty products. Count on Casey for the right ingredients, in the right quantities, at the right time.

Personal Care Ingredients Include:

Also known as calcium disodium EDTA, this common food additive is used to preserve flavor, color and texture and prevent spoilage. EDTAs are often found in salad dressings, pickled vegetables, canned beans and meats, and soft drinks. It’s also used to stabilize certain pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, detergents and industrial products.

Also known as magnesium sulfate, Epsom salts are rich in the mineral magnesium. It’s used in some food production, such as a coagulant for making tofu, and is more widely found in personal care products as a popular remedy for many ailments, such as muscle soreness or injury.

BCAA, or branched-chain amino acids, are three of the nine essential amino acids required by the human body, known as leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Found in protein-rich foods including meat, eggs, dairy products and legumes, they are often used for medical and health reasons and as dietary supplements.

Calcium Stearate finds applications not only in the food and nutrition industries as a dietary supplement and flow agent but also in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries as a lubricant. Calcium Stearate also offers emulsification properties in both cosmetic and food applications.

Calcium phosphate is a term encompassing compounds containing various calcium and phosphate groups. Various forms are used as additives to flour, as acidulants, and as dough conditioning, anticaking, buffering and leavening agents. They are also used as nutrients for yeast and in nutritional supplements.

Cellulose gum is derived from the cell walls of plants and used as a thickening agent. It helps preserve all kinds of foods and gives a thicker, creamier consistency to foods. It also contains fiber, which serves as a filler, making it a popular additive to reduced calorie foods.

Citric acid is an organic acid, common to all living things, and is produced commercially through fermentation. Citric acid is the most widely used organic acid in foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals and technical applications. It can be used as a natural flavor enhancer and preservative.

Glycerin is a sugar alcohol that is slightly less sweet than sugar. Found naturally in fermented items including beer, wine, vinegars and honey, it’s also commercially produced and used in food products to retain moisture and keep foods from drying out. It’s also a thickener and adds bulk, sweetness and texture to items such as items such as energy bars, icings on baked goods, candy and marshmallows. It is also added to wound treatments for its antimicrobial and antiviral properties.

Lactic acid is an organic acid occurring naturally in the human body and in fermented foods. It is used in a wide range of food, beverages, personal care, healthcare, cleaners, feed & pet food and chemical products as a mild acidity regulator with flavour enhancing and antibacterial properties.

Pectin, commonly sourced from apples or citrus peels, is a hydrocolloid used as an emulsifier, gelling agent, stabilizer and thickener. Commonly used in foods including fruit preserves and gummy candy and in time-releasing coatings in medication capsules.

Phosphoric acid, which occurs naturally in many fruits and fruit juices, is an additive that serves to acidify food and drink products, and provides an acidic fruit-like flavoring. It’s also used in many manufacturing processes, including fertilizers and cleaning products.

Potassium citrate has many uses in a variety of food and pharmaceutical applications. In food, it serves as a flavoring agent, an emulsifier and preservative, while reducing the acidity of foods and drink. It is found in cheeses, processed fruits and vegetables (including canned, bottled and frozen), jams and jellies, cereals, meat preparations and cheeses. It is also used in reduced-sodium foods.

Potassium phosphates, including monopotassium, dipotassium and tripotassium phosphates, are inorganic salts that are multifunctional food additives. Commonly used as a preservative, they also stabilize and thicken foods and regulate the moisture and acidity of foods.

Propylene glycol is a synthetic substance that absorbs water and maintains moisture. It is used in foods, drinks, medicine, cosmetic and personal care products. It serves as an anti-caking agent, antioxidant protecting products against oxygenation and deterioration, an emulsifier, to preserve moisture and keep products from drying out, and as a stabilizer and thickener, enhancing the texture of foods.

Sea salt comes from sea water that is evaporated. With minimal processing, sea salt may retain trace minerals, although levels vary depending on the water that the salt comes from. Table salt is collected from salt mines and processed to remove minerals. The sodium content of both sea salt and table salt is the same.

Sourced from corn and wheat, mannitol is a plant-based ingredient known as a sugar alcohol. With fewer calories than sugar, mannitol is commonly used as a sweetener, especially in sugar-free or reduced calorie products, including candies, chewing gums and baked goods.

Tartaric acid is a white, crystalline organic acid that occurs naturally in many fruits, most notably in grapes.Serves as a beneficial antioxident, flavor enhancer, and levening agent.

The ingredient is made predominantly from triglycerides rendered from animal fat, often used in the creation of soaps and candles. Also used in food for its lubricity and emulsisifcation properties as well as a coating agent.

This odorless, tasteless salt is primarily used as a food preservative. It prohibits the growth of mold, yeast and fungi in food, wine and personal care products.

Ascorbic Acid

Also known as Vitamin C, ascorbic acid is a nutrient often used as a food additive. In addition to being a necessary antioxidant, ascorbic acid can provide a citrus flavor to foods, and is widely used as a preservative and/or a stabilizer for items such as meat and bread products.


The most widely used food colorant worldwide, caramel color is a water-soluble additive used to color food and beverages such as colas, cereals, soy sauce, bread and more. It typically has no significant effect on flavor profile in the products it colors.


Colors can be natural or synthetic.


Reducing acidity in foods and beverages. Also used for flavor or as a perservative.

Gluconic Acid

Gluconic Acid can act as chelating agent.

Glucono Delta Lactone

GDL replaces chelating agents such as EDTA, and forms a slow release preservative with sodium benzoate.


This amino acid helps the body build protein and is found naturally occurring in many protein rich foods, including fish, poultry, red meat, nuts, beans and dairy products. As an additive, it is used in the biosynthesis of proteins.

Monosodium Citrate

Monosodium Citrate replaces Citric Acid in sensitive formulations and effervescent systems, and is used in water-sensitive formulations due to its low water content.

Polysorbate 20-60

Polysorbates act as emulsifiers and is used in products such as bread, baked goods mixes, salad dressings, shortening and chocolate. Polysorbates are also used in personal care and medical products, such as soap, cosmetics and medications; in cleaning products; and as a lubricant in eye drops.

Potassium Gluconate

Potassium Gluconate acts as sodium-free buffer salt, and chelates metal ions.

Potassium Lactate

With its antimicrobial effects, potassium lactate is used as a preservative in foods such as cooked and cured meat and poultry. With its high water holding capacity, it also helps retain moisture in foods. It is often used as a sodium replacement in foods where a lower sodium content is required.

Potassium Lactate Blends

Potassium lactate is available in a variety of blends based on desired outcomes on pH levels, sodium levels and preservative qualities. They are also useful when cleaner labels are desired.

Skin Care

We source an extensive selection of ingredients for skin care formulations, including Mirasil™ and PURESIL™ brands. Options include dimethicone fluids of varying viscosities; gum blends; emulsions of amino silicones and dimethicones; phenyl modified silicones, including phenyl trimethicone, diphenyl dimethicone and more; specialty silicones, such as amine modified silicones and alkyl functional silicones; silicone emulsifiers, such as water in silicone emulsifier, water in silicone and oil emulsifier; silicone elastomer gels in a range of carrier fluids, volatile to non-volatile; silicone to naturally derived organic carrier; silicone resin film formers in volatile and non-volatile carriers; and silicone resin microspheres.

Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium Bicarbonate serves as a bactericidal against most periodontal pathogens.

Sodium Gluconate

Sodium Gluconate improves skin moisture, adjusts pH, acts as chelating agent, and stabilizes fluoride.

Sodium Lactate

Sodium lactate is used as a preservative, extending the shelf life, flavor and safety of meat, meat products and baked goods. It is also used to regulate acidity in foods. It is also used as a humectant and moisturizer in liquid personal care products such as soaps and shampoos, and is also used in pharmaceutical applications.

Sodium Lactate Blends

This includes a variety of sodium lactate-based blends of organic acid salts that are designed to enhance the safety and flavor of processed meat and poultry. The antimicrobial effects of sodium lactate blends help prevent spoilage, extend shelf life and maintain the freshness of meat, pork, poultry and seafood. They also increase the water-holding capacity of these items.


TBHQ is an antioxidant that prevents oxidation of fats in foods, which can lead to a loss of flavor, nutrition and discoloration. It is used in foods such as frozen dinners, crackers, fats and oils, chips and other snacks, popcorn, bread and baked goods.


Tricalcium phosphate is a form of calcium that can be used to increase the calcium content of foods and supplements. It is also used as an anti-caking agent in powdered foods and spices. TCP is found in personal care products including baby powder, toothpaste and antacids.


Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate (TKPP) has many applications in food production, including uses in buffering, dispersing, modifying proteins, and as a coagulant, sequestrant and mineral supplement. It is used in dairy products, including drink mixes, and as a lower sodium alternative to increase moisture retention in meat products.


Trisodium phosphate is produced by combining sodium and phosphate, two essential minerals. TSP is used as a preservative used in processed meats, such as lunch meat, bacon and sausage. TSP extends the freshness and shelf life of products such as cereals and baked goods while also serving as a leavening agent. It is used cosmetics, personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and in industrial applications, including cleansers.

Tricalcium Citrate

Tricalcium Citrate adjusts pH and reduces caries resulting from remineralizing of teeth.

Trimagnesium Citrate

Trisodium Citrate enriches magnesium content. .

Tripotassium Citrate

Tripotassium Citrate adjusts pH, and chelates metal ions.

Trisodium Citrate

Trisodium Citrate adjusts pH, chelates metal ions, buffers pH, and imparts flavor.


Vitamins, both fat soluble and water soluble, are essential to growth and health. They are often added to foods to fortify their nutritional value or replace nutrients lost during processing. With antioxidant properties, some vitamins can also be useful in food processing as a preservative.

Xanthan Gum

Xanthan gum is a soluble fiber used in the food industry as an additive to thicken, suspend and stabilize foods. It does not provide calories or nutrients and is used in salad dressings, baked goods, soups, syrups, fruit juices, sauces and soups, and in gluten-free and low-fat foods. It is also used to suspend solid particles in liquid in many cosmetic and personal care products, including tooth paste, hair care products and lotions, and in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. It also has industrial applications such as in paints, glazes, inks, cleaners and other fluids.


Xylitol is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol found in fruits and vegetables and is commercially produced using birch bark and corn cob. It is commonly used as a low-calorie sweetener. Xylitol is recognized as beneficial to oral health because it inhibits the growth of oral bacteria, thereby reducing the risk of cavities, and is often used in the production of chewing gum, breath mints, toothpaste and mouthwash, as well as chewable multivitamins, candies and pharmaceuticals.

Zinc Citrate

Zinc Citrate reduces and controls bacteria.