Momentive Debuts Multifunctional Silicone Blends

At Suppliers' Day, Momentive Performance Materials debuted two new silicone blends that offer multifunctionality to personal care formulators.

Silsoft E-Pearl PF emulsion (INCI: Polymethylsilsesqioxane (and) Dimethicone (and) Isohexadecane (and) Cetearyl Methicone (and) PEG-40 Stearate (and) Steareth-2 (and) Steareth-21) provides a desirable sensory experience with moist feel, line blurring and skin brightening effects.

The product adds a soft, smooth, silky feel to products and has good lubricity and spreadability. It uses light diffusion effects to blur fine lines and wrinkles. It has non-ionic properties and is moisturizing.

The emulsion is easy to use and can be added to a formula with simple shaking. It is cold processable and can be post-added to many existing formulations. It can add sensory attributes to skin care products with high water content, event when the product contains more than 90% water. The product is recommended at 2-5% in facial products (masks, toners and moisturizers), sun care products (sunscreens and daily wear SPF products), color cosmetics (BB creams, CC creams, foundations and concealers) and o/w emulsions (creams, lotions and protective products).

Velvesil Mul-T gel (INCI: Caprylyl Methicone (and) Boron Nitride (and) C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer) is a starting point to consider for a large variety of multi-claim formulations. Due to its silicone composition, it can deliver a luxurious feel, enhance natural coverage, and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Velvesil Mul-T gel is able to be quickly and easily combined with additional ingredients, and may be considered for use in many multi-benefit personal care products. This versatile material combines the potent, translucent soft-focus ability of boron nitride with the powdery, velvety touch of patented Velvesil chemistry. The addition of a spreading agent greatly improves the dispersion of boron nitride within the gel matrix for a more natural-looking, even-tone skin finish. Consumers may discover the soft focus benefit in cosmetic formulations made with this patented technology. By adjusting the base, a variety of new textures can be achieved, ranging from cushioning to creamy, from custard-like to rich and whipped. The gel can also be combined with powders, pigments and oils (including fragrance) to create an assortment of visual effects, or with other active ingredients for instant and long-term benefits. The product has fast rub in and provides excellent slip for ease of applications. It provides a powdery and lubricious feel when used as a binder for pressed powders and color cosmetics.

It is recommended for color cosmetics (BB cream, CC cream, foundations, eye shadow and makeup primers, skin care (anti-aging creams/lotions, w/o, o/w, w/si emulsions), oil absorption products for acne and shine control, sunscreens (after-sun care and SPF with physical/organic UV absorbers) and anhydrous products (serums, concealer sticks, eyeliner and pressed powders).

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