What a feeling: Everything you need to know about silicones


Siltech Corporation's David Zhang explains the different varieties of silicone and their cosmetic applications

Silicones are a widely used class of cosmetic ingredient.

They help impart a smooth skin feel in skin care, reduce the tackiness of sunscreen, improve colour intensity in make-up and provide superior conditioning and shine in hair care.

From volatile fluids to silicone elastomer gels, there are many varieties of silicone to suit a wide range of needs.

David Zhang, Senior Chemist in Personal Care Applications at Siltech Corporation, sheds some light on the history of silicones in personal care.

But which type of silicone will be the best fit for your formulation?


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