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Kemin, Essential Ingredients Partner for Personal Care Distribution


DES MOINES, Iowa—Kemin selected Essential Ingredients, a supplier of raw materials and chemicals, to sell and distribute its natural personal care ingredients in the Midwestern and Eastern United States.

Kerty Levy, president of Kemin’s personal care division, said: “Our decision was based on our joint commitment to provide innovative products with superior customer service and a common value of integrity. We are committed to understanding how our products work at the molecular level and are confident the Essential Ingredients team has the experience and technical expertise to understand our technology and convey to their customers how Kemin ingredients will work in their products."

The expanded distribution will make Kemin ingredients more accessible to personal care product manufacturers looking for natural ingredients. Essential Ingredients, a distributor in the personal care industry, has sales representatives throughout the Midwestern and Eastern United States that will support the distribution of Kemin’s FloraGLO® Lutein Topical, Rosamox™ and Lysofix™.

Chris Gerlach, director of business development, Essential Ingredients, added: “This is a unique opportunity for us to expand our library of natural product offerings. We were particularly impressed with the technology involved in Kemin’s product development process and their understanding of how each product works in various applications.  All of us at Essential Ingredients are excited about representing Kemin’s natural, plant-based ingredients in the personal care industry."

Kemin will continue to provide the same support that is engineered into all of its products.  In order to ensure customers are receiving the full benefit of Kemin ingredients, Kemin’s Customer Laboratory Support program offers testing of customers’ finished products, on-site consulting as well as regulatory assistance.


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