Bio-based Gum Blend for Stressed Hair
The new gum blend BELSIL® eco GB 1020 and the silicone resin BELSIL® eco TMS 803 are also based on biomethanol. BELSIL® eco GB 1020 acts as a conditioning agent in fluids to combat split ends, in hair masks and hair conditioners and as a softener in skin-care creams and lotions. The silicone resin BELSIL® eco TMS 803 forms a gas-permeable, water-resistant film that ensures the cosmetic product is long lasting in use. Thanks to its good solubility in cosmetic oils and alcohols, this free-flowing white powder is easy to process.
BELSIL® B 110 and BELSIL® R 220 – Silicone Resins for Adjusting Glossiness
At in-cosmetics, WACKER is also presenting the new BELSIL® B 110 silicone resin. In day creams and foundations, the spherical particles fill out wrinkles or skin imperfections, creating an even skin appearance. At the same time, they scatter light falling on the skin, giving its surface a matte finish and smoothing over wrinkles.
Another new product is BELSIL® R 220. The film-forming silicone resin was designed for use in nail varnishes. It has a high refractive index resulting in a high-gloss, water-resistant surface.
Matte or Glossy – With Silicone Resins Anything Is Possible
Matte surfaces are produced wherever one of the ingredients in the preparation creates a light-scattering surface, i.e. reflects light in different directions. Conversely, a homogeneous, smooth surface with a high refractive index produces specular reflections, and therefore appears shiny.
Many women currently prefer matte surfaces with a natural look, while others want to set a different accent with shiny finishes. With its two new silicone resins BELSIL® B 110 and BELSIL® R 220, the Munich-based chemical company is tapping into current trends for controlling the reflective properties of the skin or hair. Visitors to the WACKER booth at in-cosmetics can gain an overview of which concepts and which silicone products they need to create cosmetic products with targeted reflective properties.