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DKSH Business Line Personal Care is a leading personal care and cosmetic ingredients distributor and global provider of Market Expansion Services for business partners in the personal care and cosmetics industry.

We provide cosmetic ingredients to manufacturers in the personal care industry in the skin care, hair care, sun care, make-up and toiletries.

We help our customers to develop new innovative products and applications in collaboration with our valuable suppliers and our team of specialized staff.

What DKSH can do for you

With our long-standing business contacts and strategic market insight, we develop new and alternative sources for innovative high-performance cosmetics ingredients that help drive your business success. Through our comprehensive global network, which gives instant access to markets around the world, we provide responsible and traceable sourcing of hard-to-find cosmetic raw materials and products.

Products we offer in the Personal Care industry

We provide cosmetic ingredients to manufacturers in the following sectors of the personal care industry:

  • Actives
  • Additives
  • Anti-irritants
  • Color clay
  • Bases/carriers
  • Conditioners/moisturizers
  • Feel enhancers
  • Formulating aids
  • Fragrances
  • Preservatives
  • Rheology/viscosity modifiers
  • Surfactants
  • UV filters
  • Others

Our services at a glance

DKSH is the one-stop-shop for specialty chemicals, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and personal care companies looking to grow their business worldwide. Our vast and constantly growing global geographic reach – prime focus being on Asia, Europe and North America – means that we speak the local languages and understand the local business environments.

We offer tailored services that create new opportunities for clients and customers including:

With access to more than 70 markets worldwide and with deep industry expertise, we offer the perfect mix of cost-effectiveness, quality and dependable supply. At the same time, we ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations.

Our Business Unit Performance Material's application and quality control laboratories help you to innovate for growth by generating new ideas and breakthrough products. To guarantee compliance with Japanese regulations we closely work with our suppliers and sourcing offices to make sure that all levels of quality and safety requirements are met from the start.

We develop market access strategies and turn ideas into success. We innovate new marketing ideas and concepts and create new market opportunities for existing specialty chemicals and food ingredients, in accordance with local regulations. 

We provide exceptional distribution opportunities for chemical producers around the world, and especially in Asia, through our vast and constantly expanding global footprint.

We also offer a complete inbound logistics service for raw materials with just-in-time delivery and customized repackaging, including quality assurance, safety and compliance with industry regulations.

We care about new products and accompany them all the way.

Success stories

  • Hayashibara - Successful partnership

    Using its innovative technology, the Japanese company Hayashibara, a leader in enzymology, microbiology and biotechnology with activities in the life sciences, developed the specialty ingredient AA2G, a stabilized vitamin C for healthier, brighter, younger looking skin, which has many applications in the cosmetics industry.

  • DKSH and Cirebelle: the beauty of success

    Cirebelle Ltd., a large South African manufacturer of beauty waxes and beads, planned to launch a popular product outside their home market yet lacked experience in foreign markets. Especially the strictly regulated European Union area was unfamiliar ground. Cirebelle approached DKSH for assistance in entering these markets and in extending the product information and specification on various products.

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