Dow Corning Introduces Frizz Control for Water-based Formulations

At the Society of Cosmetic Chemists' (SCC) 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase, Dow Corning unveiled a frizz control solution for water-based hair care formulations. Dow Corning CB-3046 Fluid (INCI: Dimethicone (and) Phenyl Trimethicone (and) Trimethylsiloxysilicate (and) Dimethiconol) provides frizz-taming control without the heavy feel and styling difficulties associated with oil-based anti-frizz solutions.

Dow Corning CB-3046 Fluid enables formulators to create water-based, leave-in frizz control products that surpass the performance of competitive water-based and traditional anhydrous offerings without the undesirable heavy, greasy feel and the styling difficulties associated with them, regardless of hair type. It enhances hair alignment for sleek styles and curl definition for full, wavy hair styles. It also noticeably increases shine and provides excellent protection against heat.

Testing using the Frizz Index, a new method announced at last year’s SCC Showcase and developed by Dow Corning to test frizz control, showed CB-3046 Fluid provided superior frizz control at high humidity levels compared to competitive solutions available today. Additional tests measuring stylability after application showed the anti-frizz ingredient demonstrated better traction with a hair clip than alternative materials.

The frizz control fluid supports the formulation of water-based, leave-in frizz control products such as dual-phase sprays, and can also be used in anhydrous serums. This versatile technology allows for cold processing and enables clear formulations if desired. The new material is listed in the Catalogue of Cosmetics Ingredients Used in China.

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