ct

Current Issue cover

Gelest Launches Brightness, Feel Ingredient

Contact Author Rachel Grabenhofer
Close
Fill out my online form.

Gelest, Inc. introduced an ingredient-alternative to boron nitride for imparting lubricity, brightness and feel to personal care products. Gelest Sericite B SS (INCI: Mica (and) Stearyl Triethoxysilane) is a high-performance, highly white particle modified with the company's Silky Slip (SS) (INCI: Stearyl Triethoxysilane) surface treatment technology.

“With the SS surface treatment, Sericite B SS provides slip and creaminess not achievable with other sericites,” said Edward Kimble, Gelest product manager silicones, in a press announcement. “Used in combination with natural or synthetic ingredients, [the ingredient] improves the end-user’s sensory experience by imparting a soft, silky, rich and lubricious after-feel.”

In addition, the ingredient improves spreadability and reduces tack and greasiness. It can be used to replace boron nitride in creams, lotions, liquid foundations, mineral makeup, pressed powders and more.

Related Content

 

Close

Next image >