Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. presents Harmonie GB-2301 blend (INCI: C9-12 Alkane (and) Dimethiconol), an ingredient that further expands Momentive’s range of naturally-derived ingredients for the beauty and personal care industry.
Harmonie GB-2301 blend is an ultra-high molecular weight silicone gum delivered in a light volatile carrier that is naturally derived and biodegradable. The ingredient has a Natural Origin Index of 0.57 (ISO 16128) and is an alternative to silicone gum blends based on volatile silicones such as Cyclopentasiloxane (D5), per the company.
As a silicone gum blend, the ingredient provides conditioning and sensory benefits in color cosmetics, hair, skin and sun care products.
Sensory evaluation tests compared Harmonie GB-2301 blend against Cyclopentasiloxane based gum blends in hair serums and oils. A comparison of hair shine and frizz control also showed no loss of performance, per the company
Kose-Luis Conde, VP and global segment leader, personal care, commented: "We are focused on developing innovations that enable a more effective, sustainable future for generations to come. In beauty and personal care, this means that Momentive will continue to develop its naturally derived ingredients portfolio offering comparable performance to silicone-based ingredients.”