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2016 New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists Suppliers Day

WACKER Showcases Newly Introduced Silicone-based Products for Improving Hair, Skin Care and Color Cosmetics Performance

Adrian MI, May 02, 2016

At the 2016 NYSCC Suppliers Day in Edison NJ, May 10-11, WACKER is showcasing four newly introduced products marketed under the BELSIL® trademark. These new formulations represent WACKER’s latest developments for performance enhancing personal care products.
BELSIL® PF 200, the patented high refractive index fluid highlighted at in-cosmetics Paris 2016, is making its North American debut. This modified phenyl silicone fluid is self-emulsifying and allows for the formulation of transparent cosmetic products for hair, skin and nail applications. Sharing the spotlight are BELSIL® DM 5102 E silicone emulsion, a new WACKER solution that reduces the combing force of hair, and BELSIL® REG 1102, which is being introduced in North America following its world premiere at in-cosmetics 2016 Paris. BELSIL® REG 1102 combines the skin sensory properties of non-crosslinked silicone polymers with the film-forming effects of silicone resins, thus resulting in a multifunctional active ingredient gel for skin-care and decorative cosmetics. Rounding out the new offerings is BELSIL® REG 102 silicone elastomer gel which provides a pleasant skin feel and imparts long-lasting effects on cosmetic products.

Belsil® PF 200
WACKER will be presenting BELSIL® PF 200 and other BELSIL® products at 2016 NYSCC Suppliers Day. The new phenyl silicone fluid has a high refractive index and is suitable for water-based for-mulations.

BELSIL® PF 200, previously presented by WACKER at in-cosmetics Brasil 2015 and in-cosmetics Paris 2016 is now being launched for the North American market. This innovative product is a chemically modified phenyl silicone fluid specifically designed for use in haircare and skincare products, as well as in decorative cosmetics. This fluid has a refractive index of 1.458, significantly higher than that of poly-dimethylsiloxanes. BELSIL® PF 200 therefore lends the hair an attractive silky gloss, improving its hand-feel and reducing combing force; it gives the hair a fresh “shimmer-like” appearance, making it pleasantly soft to touch.

Unlike conventional phenyl silicone fluids, which are not soluble in water, BELSIL® PF 200 is self-emulsifying due to its modified chemical structure: when water is added, it forms a transparent dispersion without the need for an emulsifier. BELSIL® PF 200 thus provides a way of using the gloss-enhancing effect of a phenyl silicone fluid in transparent aqueous formulations – something that was impossible until now. Since the modified phenyl silicone fluid is also lipophilic and compatible with many of the oils and esters used in cosmetics, it is also ideally suited for use in oil-based preparations and as a co-emulsifier in water-in-oil emulsions.

BELSIL® PF 200 is extremely versatile. It has applications ranging from hair-styling products – including water-based transparent products – through skin care, to foundation products. In face-care fluids, skin creams and body lotions, BELSIL® PF 200 gives the skin a silky supple feel, and a youthful appearance. In lip-balm products and color cosmetics, BELSIL® PF 200 enhances gloss and color brilliance.

BELSIL® REG 1102 is part of the WACKER silicone-resin elastomer gel portfolio. The new silicone resin elastomer gel BELSIL® REG 1102 combines the skin sensory properties of non-crosslinked silicone polymers with the film-forming effects of silicone resins. This combination of properties makes the gel a multifunctional active ingredient for long-lasting effect of skin-care and decorative cosmetic products. In addition to forming a pleasantly soft, water-repellent film that adheres well to the skin without feeling sticky, BELSIL® REG 1102 gel also lends personal care products a unique texture that leaves the skin feeling extraordinarily soft and silky.

Thanks to its favorable film-forming and adhesion properties, BELSIL® REG 1102 makes cosmetic formulations more water and transfer-resistant, thus providing lasting effects. It makes lipsticks “kiss-proof,” prevents makeup from rubbing off on clothing, and reduces the impact of water exposure on the protective effect of sun-screens. It also makes moisturizers and night creams unusually rich, ensuring their nourishing effects and excellent skin-feel properties are long lasting.

The solid phase of the gel is a silicone elastomer which is crosslinked via silicone resin segments. It forms a wide-meshed three-dimensional network containing a non-volatile silicone fluid as the liquid phase in its molecular cavities. This transparent, colorless gel is a solid when at rest, but undergoes a reversible conversion to a liquid state in response to shear stress. Because of this shear-thinning behavior of BELSIL® REG 1102, products formulated with this material are easy to apply and spread readily over the skin. The ingredients of BELSIL® REG 1102 are listed in the Inventory of Ex-isting Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC 2015).

BELSIL® DM 5102 E which was premiered earlier this year, expands WACKER's portfolio of silicone fluid emulsions. BELSIL® DM 5102 E – a low-viscosity liquid with a milky white appearance – is the nonionic finely dispersed emulsion of a high-viscosity silicone fluid in water. As an emulsion, the silicone active agent is easy to process. The product is designed for use in shampoos, hair conditioners and hair masks. BELSIL® DM 5102 E makes normal and damaged hair smooth and supple, easier to comb and has a pleasantly soft feel.

Because the silicone fluid droplets of the new emulsion are smaller than 300 nanometers, the silicone active agent is selectively deposited on the hair fibers during application of the preparation. BELSIL® DM 5102 E thereby achieves more effective silicone deposition, and is thus more efficient than less finely dispersed silicone fluid emulsions.

BELSIL® REG 102 imparts a special texture to skin-care products and decorative cosmetics, leaving skin feeling extraordinarily soft and silky smooth. It also enables end-products to spread more readily over skin and provides long-lasting effects by enhancing water and transfer resistance. BELSIL® REG 102 offers enhanced skin-feel properties compared with established silicone elastomer gels. The product additionally exhibits pronounced shear-thinning attributes: it remains solid when at rest but undergoes a reversible conversion to a liquid state in response to shear stress. Products formulated with BELSIL® REG 102 are therefore easy to apply and spread readily over the skin. The gel contains cyclopentasiloxane, a volatile silicone fluid widely used in the cosmetics sector as a liquid component. When applied, the cyclopentasiloxane evaporates. Only the elastomer remains on the skin. As a result, the formulator can freely modify the desired consistency and sensory effects of the elastomer after its application.

BELSIL® REG 102 is based on a specialty silicone which is cross-linked to a three dimensional network via silicone resin segments. As a result, the silicone resin elastomer combines the skin sensation produced by flexible silicone loops with the good film-forming properties of silicone resins. This combination of properties makes BELSIL® REG 102 a multi-functional active ingredient for skin-care applications and decorative cosmetic products. The gel forms a water-repellent film that adheres well to the skin without becoming sticky.

Thanks to its favorable film-forming and adhesion properties, BELSIL® REG 102 makes cosmetic formulations more water and transfer-resistant, thus providing long wear benefits. The product helps to make lipsticks “kiss-proof,” prevents makeup from rubbing off on clothing, and reduces the wash-off of sunscreens. It also adds to moisturizers and night creams a very pleasant and silky soft skin feeling. These skin-feel properties are especially favorable and long-lasting.

Visit WACKER at 2016 NYSCC Suppliers Day, Booth #701.

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