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Our new Velvesil* 034 organosilicone gel has excellent compatibility with natural ingredients, enhancing cosmetic ingredients without tackiness. It can help deliver brighter and more uniform color in makeup and provide more uniform coverage in sunscreens.

Personal Care & Cosmetics


Momentive products for the Personal Care industry can help formulators create softer, silkier lotions, more efficient shampoos and conditioners, drier antiperspirants, more spreadable sunscreens and brighter, smoother color cosmetics.


We have a number of core competencies that can allow us to deliver consumer-perceivable benefits and support key marketing claims for personal care products. These include:

  • Sensory enhancement to provide the “WOW” feel to finished formulations
  • Softening and conditioning to give hair that silky, soft feel and healthy look
  • Surface modification to impart transfer resistance, long wear with comfort, shine and protection
  • Consistent spreading and wetting to improve dispersion of pigments and spreading of active ingredients and organic oils

Our growing personal care product line includes specialty fluids, copolymers, blends, gels, film formers, micropowders, emulsions and dispersions.


But what really separates Momentive is our application development assistance based on over 70 years of silicone expertise. We are collaborating with customers to advance innovation—that’s a molecular formula that spells S-U-C-C-E-S-S.


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* Velvesil is a trademark of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.