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Formulate with DOWSIL™ Silicone Elastomers!

Versatile, multifunctional sensory enhancers with a proven safety profile and low D4/D5 content to meet your regulatory requirements.

Dow offers a wide range of Silicone Elastomers to enhance your next skin care formulation.

Format

Features

Benefits

Powders

Free Flowing

Low Agglomeration

Ease of Formulation

Sebum Absorption

Wrinkle Masking/ Soft Focus

Anhydrous Blends

Volatile or non-volatile carrier fluid

Compatibility with organic ingredients (actives)

Can incorporate water

Actives Delivery Aid (sunscreen, vitamins, etc.)

Increases absorbency/ Sensory skin feel

Rheology Modifier/ Thickens Oil Phase

Creates Clear Formulations

Cold Process/ Ease of Formulation

Water Based

Pre-emulsified water dispersible elastomers

Applicable for Hair Care Styling Formulations

Ease of Formulation

 

 

Elastomer Powders

 

Dow Silicone Elastomer Powders can be added to a wide range of formulations, including:

  • Face and body creams, lotions, gels
  • Color cosmetics such as foundations, loose and pressed powders, eye shadows, bronzers and highlighters and lipsticks
  • Sun care products

These products are easy to formulate and can be added directly to a compatible liquid phase without the need for making a premix in another fluid. For powder or solid formulations, they can be ground directly with other powders.

 

Only new oil-loaded powder combines affinity to the skin and less agglomeration

oil-loaded powder combines affinity to the skin and less agglomeration
 
DOWSIL™ 9610 Cosmetic Powder
  • Silicone elastomer powder, spherical shape
  • Superior softness
  • Less agglomeration, easy to disperse
  • Provides silky, powdery, non-greasy skin feel
  • Enhances viscosity or rheology of silicones, oils or water-in-oil/silicone emulsions
  • Moderate sebum absorption
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DOWSIL™ 9701 Cosmetic Powder
  • Easy dispersion in different media (even in the presence of pigments)
  • Provides wrinkle masking benefits
  • Gives dry, silky powdery skin feel
  • Oil and sebum reduction
  • Oil phase thickener (see figure below)
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DOWSIL™ 9608 Cosmetic Powder
  • Enhancing smoothness and blending into skin by outstanding softness of the powder
  • Natural finish and excellent pore hiding effect
  • Giving rich and moisture feel
  • Ease of handling, less agglomeration, easy to disperse
  • Can be formulated in various forms; powder, emulsion, oil, wax products
  • Giving fluid texture with oils even with high dosage of the powder

 

 

DOWSIL™ EP-9801 Hydro Cosmetic Powder
  • Water dispersible and oil dispersible in a variety of media
  • Provides wrinkle masking, soft-focus look and mattifying effect
  • Gives unique, smooth, powdery skin feel
  • Oil and sebum reduction (see figure below)
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Viscosity and texture of oil blend

Viscosity and texture of oil blend

  

Physical property Oil absorbing data of various oils

Physical property Oil absorbing data of various oils

Silicone Organic Elastomer Blends

This category of Dow Silicone Elastomers offers clear to slightly translucent crosslinked silicone-organic elastomer gels delivered in a variety of carrier fluids and viscosities. Silicone Organic Elastomer Blends are compatible with organics, both lipophilic and water-based ingredients, and can even create clear systems with unique aesthetics. They are able to act as a delivery aid and incorporate filters, pigments, and other actives while maintaining a viscous, gel structure.

As they don’t need to be heated, they enable cold energy-saving process.

 
DOWSIL™ EL-9081 Silicone Elastomer Blend
  • Provides a dry, silky feel to formulations
  • High Clarity elastomer blend
  • Sensory Enhancer (smooth feel)
  • No balling effect when rubbed on the skin
  • Texture Enhancer

 

 
DOWSIL™ EL-7040 Hydro Elastomer Blend
  • Provides smooth feel and matte appearance
  • Good compatibility with organic oils
  • Can incorporate water and polar materials such as glycerin
  • Can enhance sensory effects for increased absorption
  • Creates a fast-break emulsion that can deliver a burst of water to the skin
  • Can create clear systems
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DOWSIL™ EL-TIPS Silicone Elastomer
  • Provides a rich smooth after-feel
  • Mask skin imperfections Good compatibility with organic oils, including sunscreens
  • Bio based carrier
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DOWSIL™ EL-8050 ID Silicone Organic Elastomer Blend
  • Provides a dry, silky feel to formulations
  • Provides a mattifying effect to the skin
  • Good compatibility with organic oils, including sunscreens
  • Improved non-transfer in color cosmetics (longer wear)
  • Can create clear systems
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DOWSIL™ EL-9081 SILICONE ELASTOMER BLEND has improved odor and less hazy appearance compared to DOWSIL™ EL 9240 SILICONE ELASTOMER BLEND

DOWSIL™ EL TIPS Silicone Elastomer: unique sensory feel – green touch

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