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Shin-Etsu Silicones expands range of polyglycerin-modified emulsifiers

By Mary Page Bailey |

Shin-Etsu Silicones of America (SESA; Akron, Ohio; ) has advanced its line of super-hydrating polyglycerin-modified silicone emulsifiers, with ingredients that are silicones functionalized with polyglycerin (PG) groups. The new emulsifiers are designed to provide hydrating properties into skincare products. Notably, the PG-modified series is also PEG-free (polyethylene glycol free). 

 This polyglycerin modified family of products has demonstrated, through in-vitro measurements, outstanding humectancy which is used to retain essential moisture. The resulting formulations deliver unique, versatile textures, including serums, lotions, creams, balms and sticks. Stick is currently a popular format for skincare products, as it provides a quick easy way to deliver spot treatments.

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Shin-Etsu’s new silicone formulations are especially well-suited for stick-based end products (Source: Shin-Etsu Silicones)

Key products and formations in the new silicone systems include: KF-6100 (Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone), a 100% active, clear liquid designed to be an O/W or Sil/W emulsifier for cosmetics and personal care; KF-6104 (Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone), a multifunctional water-in-oil emulisifier designed for water-in-silicone and water-in-light ester emulsions;  KF-6105 (Lauryl Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone), a water-in-oil emulsifier modified with alkyl, siloxane, and polyglycerin groups, which is capable of emulsifying silicones, esters, and organic oils; SC-309M, a PEG-free, nourishing non-greasy cream; and more.

Shin-Etsu Silicones of America cosmetics marketing manager, An-Li Kuo, commented, “The PG-modified cosmetic silicone product line is outstanding, as Shin-Etsu is the only company in the Personal Care Market that has this full-range of products with a wide range of capabilities. This achieves unlimited looks and feels such as light, fresh, smooth, silky, etc.”

According to SESA’s Cosmetics Application Laboratory Team Leader, Janine Cherette, “We recognize the importance of innovating solutions for cosmetics consumers seeking versatile, on-the-go moisturizing options with progressive sensory effects. Given today’s challenging COVID-19 concerns, the line’s advanced properties provide a myriad of solutions to address vital skin-care needs.”

SESA’s cosmetic formulations are developed at their 14,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art Cosmetics Application Laboratory in Paramus, NJ.  Strategically located only 20 miles from Manhattan and Newark International Airport, it allows SESA to be closer to many of its strategic customers based in New York and New Jersey. 

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