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DOWSIL™ 1686 Resin

You don’t have to be the brightest star to be radiant

DOWSIL™ 1686 Resin is a liquid polysilsesquioxane resin that can be used to generate skin care formulations that provide comfortable wear, color uniformity, and improved color retention. It can be used in hair care formulations to provide enhanced shine benefits.



  • INCI Name: Polyphenylsilsesquioxane
  • Colorless liquid
  • D4/D5/D6 Level (%) : <0,1
  • China compliant : Yes




  • Hair care
  • Skin care
  • Color cosmetics

DOWSIL™ 1686 Resin Benefits: 


  • Shine/gloss
  • Improved color value
  • Spreadability/uniformatin, detackifier
  • Pigment dispersion aid



  • Compatible with organic ingredients
  • Shine, frizz control (hair care)
  • Not made from animal souce/origin

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Figure 1: Product mapping Phenyl-silicone and organic oils

Figure 2: DOWSIL TM 1686 Resin improves chroma/gloss with Si-coated pigment