Cosmetics

Gilca has been producing a diverse range of cosmetics sponge applicators and tanning mitts for over 20 years.

From “OEM’s” such as Procter and Gamble to large UK and US retailers, Gilca has provided the market solution to the most demanding of customers.

Our proprietary and innovation AleXon sponge range offers excellent value across the cosmetic sector.

AleXon high density (HD) is a unique material that is a true alternative to NBR sponges.

AleXon (HD) is the only alternative in over 30 years that works and ticks all the boxes. AleXon is also produced in low density but offers the same consumer benefits at a very economical price. AleXon is now used in the supply of most of the fixed-price stores in the UK as well as many major wholesalers and distributors worldwide.

Makeup Sponges
(Latex Free)

Gilca own two brand names in Salon Basics and Beauty Essentials which are on sale in many of the UK stores.

Our AleXon Superior Makeup Sponges apply any foundation makeup more smoothly and consistently.

Although now available in a variety of shapes, sizes and textures, Alexon makeup sponges are taking the world by storm as the ideal way to apply liquid makeup… The absorbency of our sponge soaks up any excess liquid makeup you may be using, so that you don’t overindulge whilst applying.

You could be using the best foundation in the world, but without the right tools to put it on, it could still end up looking too cakey, too streaky, or just plain meh.

That’s where our AleXon makeup sponges come in. What originated in triangle form back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth (or sometime just after that!); and later with the invasion and oversaturation of Asian products with their rounded curvy new shapes and colours.

Makeup artists are now preferring to go back in time and use wedges, rounds and brushes in a combination designed to get the best results.

Block Makeup Sponges old in 4s, 8s, and 16s, etc are the preferred option for bulk buys for the beauty schools and colleges.


How to Clean a Makeup Sponge

  • Step 1: Wet your sponge. Gently squeeze your sponge under running water until it’s totally wet.
  • Step 2: Add some soap. Squeeze a cleansing liquid or rub a bar of soap along the cloth so it’s fully saturated, just use a basic, scented or unscented soap.
  • Step 3: Scrub and rinse. Run your sponge along the cloth until your makeup stains are gone—no wringing or pulling—and then rinse until the water runs clear.
  • Step 4: Dry. Set your sponge aside and let it air-dry with plenty of circulation (psst: drying your makeup sponge in a closed space can actually lead to mildew).
  • Step 5 or 1A: Simply purchase a new supply of AleXon sponges, to save you the bother of all the above!

Comparison of latex and
latex free makeup sponge

What are the differences between latex (hydrophilic polyurethane) and non-latex makeup sponges?

Latex sponge (NBR, SBR, NR) has its fatal shortcomings. The natural latex sponge has a short service life, and the chipping during use is very serious. Makeup sponges produced by the chemical synthetic latex raw material is poisonous in the production process, and the toxic gas is emitted more, so the finished sponge will contain a certain amount of toxic gas.

The use of this product better than the natural latex sponge, but the problem of chipping cannot be solved, and according to statistics, there are currently about 20% of latex puff users have skin allergies. Therefore, latex puff is not a good choice from the environmental requirements of production or the actual use of users.