Innospec Manufacturing Park
Oil Sites Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 4EY
United Kingdom

+44151 355 3611



Innospec is a global specialty chemicals company focused on bringing innovative new technologies to market combined with a fast and responsive service. Our global team of approximately 1100 employees spans 20 countries, applying their extensive experience and market understanding to customers’ local needs. Integrating our global footprint with local service capability enables us to supply quality products that meet and anticipate changing market dynamics.


With a commitment to blending our formulation expertise with creative innovation, we have enhanced our extensive portfolio with a complementary range of high quality silicones, for an unrivalled offering of value adding personal care solutions. With a uniquely customer centric approach, we work in close collaboration with formulators to support the development of exciting products with real consumer appeal.

The ultimate formulation with silicones

Silicones provide unrivalled sensory benefits and functionality across all personal care segments. This group of products impacts on almost every application in personal care bringing benefits such as light, non-greasy, powdery skin feel, good spreadability, film-forming properties, permeability, detackifying properties and enhanced shine.

Our extensive range of silicones and custom blending service can support you in creating outstanding formulations. We can help you gain a market edge across personal care categories.

Speciality silicones for the ultimate formulation

Volasil® (low viscosity cyclic silicones) - siloxanes and dimethicones for almost every personal care and cosmetic application.

Dimethisil® DM (dimethyl fluids) – dimethicones (dimethylpolysiloxanes) with viscosities ranging from 5 to 1,000,000 centistokes for a complete range of skin feels without greasiness. Range includes Dimethisil DM-6, a 6 cs fluid with a surprisingly different skin feel!

Cosmetic fluids (gum in fluid) – silicone compounds with a number of combinations of elastomers in various diluents, perfect for skin, hair, suncare and AP/DO applications.

Elastomers, Elastomer Powders and Resins – specialty elastomers and resin providing luxurious, silky elegant skin feel. Ideal for trends in multifunctional skin preparations such as BB and CC creams and other colour cosmetic applications.

Gelaid® (silicone gelling agents) – pre-emulsified gelling agents for quick and simple cold process formulation of luxurious creams and lotions with the desired silky, dry feel associated with elastomer based products.

Dimethisil® NH (amino functional fluids) – silicone fluids used as primary components in hair care to reduce fly away, control frizz, add shine and softness.

Dimethisil® HNH (hindered amine silicone fluids) – cationic in nature these unique silicone raw materials are compatible with anionic surfactants perfect for conditioning shampoos including clear 2-in-1 systems.

Emulsil® (macro emulsions and surfactants) – oil-in-water silicone macroemulsions for hair care applications to increase shine, softness and reduce fly away.

Microsil® (micro emulsions) – oil-in-water microemulsion systems for hair conditioning.

Specialty Products – developed and customised to meet the demanding requirements of customers’ unique applications. Innospec offers custom blending of silicone raw materials with additives such as actives and fragrances. Our purpose built anhydrous blending facility affords an economical route to fully customised solutions even on a small batch basis.


Volasil; Dimethisil; Gelaid; Emulsil; Microsil; Iselux; Finsolv; Shineblend; Natrlquest; Aminol.