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Silicones and silicone derivatives for cosmetics

Silicones are widely used in cosmetics. Silicones are easy to process and give unparalleled results to lubricants and spray products such as spreadability, non-sticky feel, breathability and pleasant to the skin.

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    • BRB International BV Dimethicone PDMS 1000 cSt, Silikonöl für Pharma

    Dimethicone PDMS 1000 cSt, Silikonöl für Pharma

    € 25,93 € 21,43 Excl. tax

    ✔ Thin liquid (low viscosity) 1000 cSt
    ✔ Ignition temperature: 410°C
    ✔ Freezing point: -50°C
    ✔ Extra purified for cosmetic purposes
    ✔ Making silicone softer, more stretchable, flexible
    ✔ Colorless and odorless
    ✔ FDA 21 CFR

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        • BRB International BV CM 50 Cyclopentasiloxane

        CM 50 Cyclopentasiloxane

        € 26,91 € 22,24 Excl. tax

        ✔ Imparts soft silky feel to the skin
        ✔ Excellent spreading
        ✔ Leaves no oily residue or build-up
        ✔ Detackification
        ✔ Excellent Non-greasy

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            • BRB International BV Dimethicone PDMS 350 cSt, Silikonöl für Pharma

            Dimethicone PDMS 350 cSt, Silikonöl für Pharma

            € 36,37 € 30,06 Excl. tax

            ✔ Thin liquid (low viscosity) 350 cSt
            ✔ Ignition temperature: >300°C
            ✔ Freezing point: -50°C
            ✔ Extra purified for cosmetic purposes
            ✔ Making silicone softer, more stretchable, flexible
            ✔ Colorless and odorless
            ✔ FDA 21 CFR

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                • BRB International BV Polydimethylsiloxane, aminofunctional

                Polydimethylsiloxane, aminofunctional

                € 27,62 € 22,83 Excl. tax

                ✔ 100% active amino-functional silicone oil
                ✔ Lower amine content but higher molecular weight than standard amino oils
                ✔ Easy to emulsion
                ✔ Less reactive than other amino-functional silicones/siloxanes
                ✔ Gloss enhancing

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                    • BRB International BV PEG-12 Dimethicone

                    PEG-12 Dimethicone

                    € 31,58 € 26,10 Excl. tax

                    A silicone copolymer soluble in water, alcohol and hydroalcoholic systems
                    ✔ Reduces surface tension
                    ✔ Foaming agent
                    ✔ Wetting agent ✔
                    Emulsifying agent for Silicone-Water

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                      Silicones and silicone derivatives for cosmetics

                      Silicones are a popular ingredient in personal care and cosmetic products. They are synthetic products prepared from sand or quartz, among the most abundant minerals on earth. Silicones are available in numerous formats providing the formulator with endless possibilities to introduce luscious softness and shine to hair care products, luxurious texture to skin preparations with excellent spreading, long-lasting and protecting effects.

                      There are two types of silicones: volatile silicone fluids and non-volatile dimethicones. Volatile silicone fluids consist of cyclic and linear molecules having a viscosity of less than 5 cst. The term of cyclomethicone refers to a series of cyclic silicone compounds. Non-volatile dimethicones are optically clear, odourless and non-flammable. They are often referred to as silicone oil, dimethyl polysiloxane, and polydimethylsiloxane, and take viscosities within a broad range from 5 cst to 1 million cst.

                      According to the European Union’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS), silicones do not pose a risk to human health when used in cosmetic products 1. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR), an expert scientific panel, has also concluded that silicones do not pose a risk to human health from their use in cosmetics 2.

                      However, some people avoid silicones in skin care products because they believe that silicones only provide superficial benefits to the skin without contributing to its overall health 3. Silicones are best known for their occlusive properties, which is a fancy way of saying that they form a barrier-like coating on the skin that’s resistant to both water and air. This makes them useful in wound healing and burn units, where they can protect the wound while allowing it to breathe 3.

                      In summary, silicones are a unique and multifunctional set of properties that combine to ensure silicones stay at the top of the formulator’s toolkit, delivering superior aesthetics and unmatched, cost-effective, sensory benefits. There are no known health concerns with using silicone in cosmetics, but some people may prefer to avoid them for personal reasons

                      You can create the most beautiful formulas in the cosmetic industry with silicones, silicone emulsions, silanes, silicone resins, dimethicones, cyclopentasiloxanes and related products.

                      Silicones improve spreadability, color fastness and provide a silky feeling on the skin. Silicone products breathe and do not seal the skin. Silicone ingredients in conditioners provide better protection for the hair and protect dyed hair for longer!

                      Silicones are used in gels, conditioners, balms, markers, etc.

                      We supply a large part of the silicone cosmetics range from BRB international BV in small packages so that you can easily and cost-effectively make and test formulas.

                      We also offer a lot of information about standard formulations based on BRB's years of knowledge.

                       

                       

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