Pumice for Exfoliants and Scrubs

Hess refines a low heavy-mineral pumice, with impurity concentrations of less than 0.3 percent, an enhancement of quality vital for use in cosmetics and personal care products.

Fine pumice powder has been used to add gentle abrasive cleaning power to hand soaps for many years. Pumice powder is now found in a variety of exfoliating and personal care products—shower and body gels, heavy duty hand cleansers, facial and foot scrubs.

Exfoliating Scrubs and Cosmetics. Creams and soaps containing pumice take the form of facial and body scrubs, with pumice powder acting as a gentle exfoliant to remove dead skin cells, clean pores, and restore skin vibrancy. Pumice-based hand scrubs and soap remove the most stubborn grime without needing harsh chemicals...or a lot of elbow grease, as a light-touch scrubbing is all that is needed for the microscopic surfaces of the pumice to do the job. The ban on microbeads (Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015) has spurred renewed interest in finding a proven, sustainable, eco-friendly, effective exfoliant for personal care products. Pumice fits that need. 

Proven Effective—pumice is already being used successfully in exfoliating products.

Sustainable—our pumice comes from an ancient sea bed and our patented deposit has a confirmed yield in the millions of tons.

Cost Effective—the valuable physical and chemical characteristics of pumice were "manufactured" by Mother Nature. The refining-to-grade process for our pumice is minimal. Thus, the cost of refined pumice is highly attractive while the environmental impact is negligible.

Eco-Friendly—pumice is abundant and benign. Nor does it add a carbon source with the potential to unbalance the eco system (that it is eventually washed into) like biodegradable botanical grits can.

Ideal Structure—the frothy micro-sponge structure of pumice—even when refined to fine powders—means pumice provides both excellent exfoliating texture and absorbency for liquid ingredients and scents. A very low specific gravity means pumice stays suspended in the product.

Naturally Pure and White—The Hess pumice deposit, found in Southeast Idaho, is naturally white (84 brightness on the GE scale) and of a purity that has our pumice in demand world-wide.

REQUEST A PUMICE SAMPLE

•We have provided an online sample request form to expedite the processing and delivery of your pumice sample.

TALK TO A PUMICE EXPERT

We know pumice. We’ll be glad to answer your questions, join you in your lab for tests, or simply supply a sample for testing—whatever you need.  

•SALES: If you need to talk availability, grades or grade blends, logistics, costs...contact Mike Hess Jr., Sales Manager, at extension 147 or email salesmgr@hesspumice.com

•RESEARCH: Perhaps you are exploring the possibilities—thinking pumice may fit your particular abrasive need, thinking you’d like to run some tests on our pumice—then we invite you to contact Brian Jeppsen, VP Research and Development, at (208) 766-4777 x111 or email: rd@hesspumice.com

 

For years, pumice has been used successfully as a gentle exfoliant in cosmetics and personal care products.

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