Color Cosmetics

Beauty and Personal Care  /  Color Cosmetics  /  Hair Care  /  Skin Care  /  Sun Care

Stay flexible. Sometimes beauty is just on the surface: by forming a film on skin, your personal care product formulations can have real staying power—and less transfer. Our specialty silicones can also enhance the sensory qualities of the film. Now you can enjoy long lasting wear, with comfort.


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Along with helping you to develop products that allow consumers to get closer to that ever-elusive desire for skin perfection, Velvesil E-Gel PMF emulsion can help meet a growing market need for water-based formulations that provide the sensory experience of an oil-based formula—namely that smooth, cushioning feel.  Velvesil E-Gel PMF emulsion was named Best Sensory Ingredient by Cosmetics Design’s Global Beauty Industry Awards for 2018.

The silicone elastomer gel swells in the water phase of cosmetic formulations resulting in a refractive index close to that of skin. With this soft-focus technology, your cosmetic can optically blur wrinkles and smooth the texture and appearance of skin—leaving a luxurious sensory skin experience. Soft. Even. Cushioned. Blurred.  

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Softouch* Boron Nitride Powders

Our Softouch boron nitride powders can deliver a wide range of tactile and optical effects including a unique, silky, luxurious feel in color cosmetic products, with improved adhesion and wear.


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