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DOWSIL™ 3901 Liquid Satin Blend

Treat consumers to a luxurious experience

Today’s consumers not only expect multifunctional benefits from cosmetics and personal care products – they desire delightful experiences. They want to apply cosmetics and creams that deliver heightened stimulations of the senses, and they want hair care products that deliver styling benefits and are fun to use. They crave a feeling of luxury previously available only through prestige products.

Featuring a novel, never-before-seen texture and distinctive sensory profile, award-winning* DOWSIL™ 3901 Liquid Satin Blend enables formulations that not only deliver performance, but provide an exceptional sensory experience with a satin-like feel in skin, color cosmetics and hair applications.

*in-cosmetics 2015 Best Functional Ingredient Gold Award

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Characteristics:

  • INCI Name: Dimethicone (and) Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer
  • Appearance : Clear to translucent, colorless to slight amber
  • % Non-Volatile Content : 6.25 %
  • Viscosity: 1,500 cPs
  • Low D4, D5 & D6

 

 

Applications:

  • Skin care
  • Hair care

DOWSIL™ 3901 Liquid Satin Blend benefits

Skin Applications

  • Unique texture
  • Novel rheology (stringiness)
  • Smooth, satin-like feel
  • Surprising sensory experience
  • Reduced friction

Other Benefits

  • Low use levels
  • Skin: 2-10%
  • Hair: 3-20%
  • Water-based and anhydrous system
  • Cold processing
  • Clear formulations achievable
  • Non-flammable
  • Listed in the Catalogue of Cosmetics Ingredients used in China

Hair Application

  • Unique texture
  • Satin-like sensory attributes
  • Smoothness, slipperiness, flexibility
  • Enhanced dry combing
  • Curl retention
  • Reduce static
  • Reduce Frizz

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DOWSIL™ 3901 Liquid Satin Blend demonstrates a higher lubricity than either gum or elastomer blends both neat and in an oil-in-water formulation.

Performance in skin care

Figure 2: Coefficient of friction evaluation of hair tresses treated with an oil-in-water soft wax, Nourishing Hair Butter (CPF 2269), compared with untreated and control butter without DOWSIL™ 3901 Liquid Satin Blend.

 

Statistically different from Nourishing Hair Butter: **≥99%

Treatment: 0.15 g/g on slightly bleached Caucasian hair tress.

Statistically different from String of Pearls Hair Oil: *≥95%, **≥99%, ***≥99.9%

Treatment: 0.15 g/g on medium brown Caucasian hair tress.

Silicone polymer active level: 1.25%.

Test conditions: 80% relative humidity/25°C.

Figure 4: Frizz control results showing performance of hair tresses treated with Smoothing Potion (CPF 2272) compared with untreated tresses and tresses treated with a control potion without DOWSIL™ 3901 Liquid Satin Blend.

Treatment: 0.15 g/g hair applied to 4 g Caucasian frizzy hair tress.

Tresses were air-dried and then left in a room with constant temperature and humidity (25°C/50%)

for 24 hours.

Figure 5: Static control of hair tresses treated with Smoothing Potion (CPF 2272) compared with untreated tresses and tresses treated with a control potion without DOWSIL™ 3901 Liquid Satin Blend.

Treatment: 0.15 g/g on slightly bleached Caucasian hair tress.

Tresses were combed 3 times quickly.