Cosmetics & Personal care solutions

Unique vegetal chitosan with film-forming, antimicrobial or encapsulation properties


Chitosan is a cationic biopolymer, derived from chitin, with outstanding properties in Personal Care, Cosmetics and Home Care.

Brand owners and industries are encountering more and more difficulties with animal-derived chitosan from shrimp or crab in cosmetics applications. The reasons are mainly due to allergenicity, vegetarian or vegan products booming expectations and reliability and sustainability of the production.

  • 100% Vegetal origin according to ISO 13164
  • Non-allergenic
  • Non-toxic
  • Biodegradable
  • REACH exempted
  • Raw material verified by ECOCERT GREENLIFE, conform to the COSMOS Standard.

Wide applications and strong claims

To help cosmetics industries by developing and innovating new formulations for personal care product with natural chitosan, KitoZyme introduces KiOsmetine, a patented range of non-animal chitosan for hair care, skin care, color cosmetics, deodorant and oral care.
KiOsmetine® is sourced from fungi, playing within the circular economy, valorizing co-products into high quality, high purity biopolymers, with a soft chemical extraction process. Thanks to our 20 years of pioneering experience and our state-of-the-art industrial facilities, we can guarantee a robust, consistent, high-volume supply.
KiOsmetine® CsG
Derived from mycelium of Aspergillus niger and it’s our classic. With its low molecular weight and deacetylation degree over 80%, KiOsmetine® CsG is a great film-former for styling products and shampoos and the perfect biopolymer to encapsulate fragrances.
KiOsmetine® P
KiOsmetine® P is our latest innovation : a gently bleached version of our classic ingredient for skin care and oral care applications. Whiter color, same benefits.
KiOsmetine® CsH
Derived from Agaricus bisporus(white button mushroom), has a higher molecular weight and is an excellent ingredient for high-end beauty or dermatological products. A great film-former with wound healing and hemostatic properties. The highest molecular weight in our range.

Other applications

Micro-encapsulation of fragrances

KiOsmetine® is the perfect biopolymer to encapsulate fragrances by complex-coacervation and create non-animal, non-allergenic, biodegradable microspheres to protect people’s health and our planet.

Interested in collaborating?

We are looking for partners to create and innovate unique formulations with our KiOsmetine® range!