Where to Buy Natural Cosmetics Ingredients

I know sourcing natural ingredients can be a nightmare, so I’ve compiled a list of suppliers that I have personally used to buy everything from natural preservatives to waxes & butters. I’m based in the UK, but some of these suppliers ship internationally, and I’ll continue to update with a global audience in mind!


Natural Preservatives

Preservative Eco


Leucidal Liquid SF


Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (aka Optiphen)


Vitamin E Oil

Rosemary Extract


Emulsifying Wax (Olivem 1000 or Olive-derived)

Emulsifying Wax BTMS (Behentrimonium Methosulfate)

Emulsifying Wax (Others)

Glyceryl Stearate & PEG 100 Stearate

Liquid Lecithin


Co-Emulsifiers / Stabilisers

Cetyl Alcohol

Cetearyl Alcohol


Xanthan Gum (Clear)

Guar Gum

Carbomer aka Carbopol (US)


Vegetable Glycerine

Active Ingredients

African Black Soap

Through the Akoma Cooperative Multipurpose Society, Akoma creates sustainable employment for hundreds of residents in the local village of Pusu-Namogo, and in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Working with local communities and adhering to Fairtrade guidelines helps to keep traditional production methods alive.

Aloe Vera Powder (200:1)

Activated Charcoal

Colloidal Oatmeal

Hydrolysed Wheat Protein

AHA Fruit Complex

Citric Acid

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

D Panthenol Solution (Vitamin B5)

Cetrimonium Chloride

Hyaluronic Acid (Gel)

Hyaluronic Acid (Powder)

Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)

Witch Hazel

Green Tea Extract

Fig Extract

Natural Wax (Vegan Beeswax Alternative)

Almond Wax

Candelilla Wax

Berry Wax

Jojoba Wax


Shea Butter

Avocado Butter

Cocoa Butter

Mango Butter

Kokum Butter

Carrier Oils

Almond Oil

Castor Oil

Coconut Oil

Fractionated Coconut Oil

Grapeseed Oil

Jojoba Oil

Rosehip Seed Oil


Squalane (Olive-Derived)

Olus Oil


Synthetic Emollients

Dimethicone 1000




Bentonite Clay

Rhassoul / Ghassoul Clay

Kaolin Clay

Natural Surfactants

Coco Glucoside

Decyl Glucoside

Cocomidoproply Betaine


Lumorol Waterless Surfactant

Sodium laureth sulphate

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)

PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil

Oxides, Mica & Pigments

Gold Sparkle Pearlescent Mica Powder

Synthetic Gold Sparkle Mica Powder

Red Iron Oxide

Brown Iron Oxide

Black Iron Oxide

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