The main claim made by nail polish advertise- ments nowadays is all about a long-lasting look. BELSIL® P 1101 can be used as a resin in any standard nail polish formulation to improve adhesion to the surface and provide high elasticity and high scratch resistance. This enables outstanding gloss retention and very good split resistance even under severe mechanical stress.
HDK® silica ensures better pigment distribution and prevents sedimentation. What’s more, HDK® silica can add a thixotropic effect that improves rheology and facilitates the application of nail polish.
Soft, silky feel
Silicones are ideal for bestowing a soft, silky and slick feel on the dried nail polish. Here again, BELSIL® P 1101 – a film-forming hybrid silicone – helps lower friction significantly whenever nails are touched. The result: nails feel soft and silky, and become very resistant to mechanical damage such as scratches that often marj the look, finish and longevity of a standard nail polish.
Gloss or matting effect
Ever-changing fashions determine whether formulators aim for glossy or matte nail polish colors. BELSIL® SPR 45 VP and phenyl silicone fluids from WACKER SILICONES can give your formulation an extra boost of shine, while HDK® silica – at higher concentrations – can help add a matting effect. Thus, the formulator has plenty of leeway and flexibility in achieving the desired effect with these and other silicone ingredients from WACKER.