BELSIL® EG 6000
BELSIL® EG 6000 elastomer gel is a silicone copolymer network blended with a volatile dimethicone. It appears as a transparent, colorless gel providing a very pleasant sensation during the application and after use. BELSIL® EG 6000 can act as a thickener in formulations. In addition it exhibits shear thinning behavior, which allows formulating cosmetic products that spread easily during application and facilitates the incorporation of pigments into a formulation.
BELSIL® EG 6000 is typically added to the oil or silicone phase of a formulation or to an already formed emulsion. The product should be worked in thoroughly to yield optimal results. When BELSIL® EG 6000 is diluted with solvents the viscosity of the product is significantly decreasing and can hence be easily adjusted. The performance properties of BELSIL® EG 6000 make it a very versatile ingredient for various skin care and color cosmetic products. It also can add a cushiony feel to moisturizing creams, eye gels, foundations, concealers and BB creams.
BELSIL® EG 6000 can be used to thicken the oil phase of emulsions or anhydrous cosmetic formulations. In pressed powder cosmetics it acts as binder. Other typical applications of BELSIL® EG 6000 are styling products, conditioners, deodorants and much more.
BELSIL® EG 6000 is a high viscous material and is highly shear-thinning. Upon storage, the viscosity of BELSIL® EG 6000 may increase. However as the viscosity data vary significantly depending on how the gel is stirred prior the measurement. We recommend to thoroughly mix BELSIL® EG 6000 before any viscosity measurement. If the product is stored for an extended period of time, we also recommend to well stir the product before use.
The 'Best use before end' date of each batch is shown on the product label.
Storage beyond the date specified on the label does not necessarily mean that the product is no longer usable. In this case however, the properties required for the intended use must be checked for quality assurance reasons.