PHY Surface Treated Pigments


Natural super-hydrophillic surface treated pigments


Excellent hydrophilic properties, Easy dispersibility without grinding

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  • Sensient

Unipure LC PHY is a range of natural super-hydrophillic surface treated pigments for easy formulation of water based make-up and skincare products.

PHY surface treatment mechanism - Formation of chelate compounds from the reaction between active groups of phytic acid and metal atoms on the pigment surface.

PHY surface treatment origin – Phytic Acid is derivated from Rice bran (GMO-free, no allergen)


  • Super hydrophilic
  • Easy-dispersible without grinding
  • Faster and full color strength
  • Higher pigment load
  • Easy shade adjustment
  • Natural origin

Usage Levels:

  • Foundation – 0.1 - 40%
  • Mascara – 0.1 – 40%
  • Hair make-up 0.1 – 10%
  • Body painting 0.1 – 10%


Grade INCI name
UnipureWhite LC 985 PHY (anatase) CI 77891, Phytic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide
UnipureWhite LC987 PHY (rutile) CI 77891, Phytic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide
UnipureYellow LC 188 PHY CI 77492, Phytic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide
UnipureRedLC 388 PHY CI 77491, Phytic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide
UnipureBlack LC 998 PHY CI 77499, Phytic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide