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Personal Care

Your cosmetic ingredients and raw material supplier

Personal Care

Your cosmetic ingredients and raw material supplier

No other industry is so intertwined with our daily lives and routines as beauty and personal care. Consumers are well aware of which raw materials and ingredients they want in their products and which they don‘t. Product safety, application expertise and a good sense for innovation is key for success. Important certifications such as ISO, HACCP and Responsible Care ensure a high product quality.

Visit our personal care database for innovative frame formulations and various cosmetic product applications:


Nowadays, customers on the beauty market are no longer just interested in the price, application or packaging design of cosmetics. More than ever before, they are looking at the "essence" of a cosmetic product, i.e. the contents. It is important to think about the chemicals, cosmetic ingredients and substances that go into making a product. Environmental considerations and natural organic ingredients oftentimes play a role in this regard. And it would be all the better if you can source every ingredient you need for cosmetics production from a company with an extensive portfolio of raw materials. 

The following is a non-exhaustive list of cosmetic ingredients offered by TER Chemicals:

  • surfactants such as hair-conditioning and pearlescent agents
  • effect pigments
  • emollients for keeping the skin supple
  • oils
  • preservatives
  • Antioxidants
  • Thickeners
  • organic plant-based oils and plant extracts
  • active ingredients for skin and hair
  • and much more

TER Chemicals also supplies well-known and commonly used cosmetic raw materials such as glycerin, petroleum jelly and waxes (e.g. beeswax and orange peel wax), as well as cellulose ethers, exfoliants, fragrances and many other highly effective ingredients.

Partnership is the most important ingredient

Trust has always been key when it comes to cosmetics. And this has never been more true than now. Consumers are now as conscious about their choice of cosmetics as they are with food. TER Chemicals therefore strives to establish international and, more crucially, long-term partnerships with premium cosmetic ingredient suppliers. This not only helps ensure top-notch quality but also allows you to keep pace with a global chemical industry that is constantly developing new cosmetic ingredients. TER Chemicals is always on the lookout for new partnerships, meaning that we can help you stay up-to-date and create new innovative products.

Besides cosmetic raw materials, TER Chemicals also supplies specialty chemicals, oils, food additives and other ingredients for a wide range of industries.

Trying to reinvent the wheel? As mentioned, we will be happy to help. Conducting your own research is expensive, but creating new products can be very easy. Simply take a look at our extensive yet well-organized online formulation database featuring frame formulations.

Here is an example: In the database, you can find a well-established formulation for an anti-aging gel cream, containing a list of all important ingredients as well as information on the product's appearance, pH value, viscosity, stability and manufacturing process. Simply select, order and launch the product, and voila!

Cosmetic products from A to Z – your options with us:

  • anti-aging face or hand creams
  • moisturizing creams
  • moisturizing lotions or body lotions
  • natural face serums
  • various gels, such as wake-up eye gel
  • face or body peels
  • shower gels, soaps and other bodycare products, such as 2-in-1 men's & women's shower gel and microplastic-free body wash
  • shaving foam
  • ... and much more. Come and have a look for yourself.

TER Chemicals holds all relevant certifications, such as ISO, HACCP and Responsible Care. Compliance with the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines for cosmetic products, otherwise known as ISO 22716 Cosmetic, has become second nature to our staff. You can always count on us to help you stay on the safe side.

"We have the knowledge to make you look good" is the credo of our Personal Care product family. Looking good is important for not just your cosmetics production but more crucially your customers. People are not always looking for readymade products but new solutions as well. It therefore goes without saying that TER Chemicals also offers consultation services. Whether it is hand cream or body lotion, we will be happy to work with you to find the right product formulation. Our customers can tap into our expertise and experience on top of our products.

What's next after you have placed your order? We will be happy to package and deliver your raw ingredients in small containers to ensure compliance with GMP, for instance. You can also request packaging labels that are customized for your company or brand if you wish to market these products. TER Chemicals is able to put together mixed pallets that are immediately "ready for production" upon arrival at your manufacturing facility. Furthermore, we offer optimized last-mile distribution of small quantities because we recognize the growing importance of efficiency in production. Feel free to ask us to process your raw materials to your requirements – regardless of whether you want them to be crushed, ground, mixed or turned into flakes.

No matter what you need, we've got you covered.

Next-day delivery? We deliver what we promise. As a supplier to the industrial sector, we have to make sure our logistics run like clockwork. This is just as central to our company as a comprehensive portfolio and exceptional product quality. Timely delivery and just-in-time precision are essential when it comes to reliability. Your production must never be allowed to come to a halt due to issues with your suppliers.

Our ability to offer reliable delivery is due in part to our decentralized warehouses and the resulting short delivery routes. This means even complex orders can be fully processed within a very short time. TER Chemicals is also able to ship goods directly to you from our manufacturers and suppliers – anywhere in the world.

Besides scientists and product developers, there are also specialists in procurement, warehouse and transport logistics working in our team. To leave nothing to chance, we have long since introduced exceptionally strict quality assurance processes. TER Chemicals has been a certified Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) since 2011. As a result, the company and its customers benefit from simplified customs procedures in international shipping.

Logistics company LZ Logistik GmbH has been part of our corporate group since 2014. In particular, it helps ensure the smooth operations of our warehouse business in Hamburg – where our headquarters and port location are situated.

Active ingredients are cosmetic ingredients that can actively improve one or more skin problems with scientifically proven effects, for example “Vitamin C” or “Hyaloron”.

All ingredients of the cosmetic products must be declared on the packaging. The individual substances are listed in descending order of their concentration in the total product. In the case of active ingredients that are contained in quantities of less than one percent, this order is no longer prescribed.