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Skin Care

Pursuing perfect skin

Billions of dollars are spent every year worldwide on skin creams and lotions that promise soft, supple skin and the beauty holy grail of prolonged youthfulness. Products targeted at different sexes, ages, cultures, ethnicities and parts of the body compete for attention in one of the most competitive consumer markets around.

For many, finding a lotion or cream that hits the mark is a satisfying achievement and capturing and keeping brand advocates is the aim of most brands.

Often highly technologically advanced, skin creams and lotions contain specialist ingredients to stabilize them and deliver the functionality and moisturizing experience consumers desire.

Our science-led skin care ingredients include:

  • Finsolv® solubilizers for a light, non-greasy feel
  • Silicones for optimum sensory appeal in creams and lotions
  • Activemol emollients for silky texture in creams and moisturizers
  • Activsoft and Condicare conditioning agents for enhanced skin softness
  • Natrlquest® chelating agents for formulation stability
  • Activsoft S and Rhesperse RM 100 rheology modifiers for optimum viscosity
  • Activsoft MS 100 mini cleansing sponge for enhanced skin cleansing

Our range includes:

Chemsil K-12

INCI Name: Dimethicone (and) Dimethicone PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer

Water-in-silicone emulsifier/surfactant incorporates cross polymer for luxurious skin feel. Commonly used for transparent skin serums.

Chemsil K-13

INCI Name: Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer

High solids clear elastomer gel. Good thickening capability and suspension with large particles. Provides elegant skin feel providing matte skin finish on skin.Formulates excellent silky soft creme base.

Chemsil K-17

INCI Name: Dimethicone (and) Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer

Silicone gel with volatile dimethicone carrier. Leaves long-lasting, elegant skin feel.Useful thickening agent for various oils.

Chemsil K-27

INCI Name: Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethiconol (and) Dimethicone /Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer

Provides excellent conditioning and heat protection to hair. Aids in prevention and repair of split ends.

Chemsil K-45

INCI Name: Acrylate/Dimethicone Copolymer (and) Cyclopentasiloxane

Provides long lasting, soft, flexible film with excellent water and oil repellency. Uses include long lasting color cosmetics, water resistant sunscreens.

Chemsil K-50

INCI Name: Acrylate/Dimethicone Copolymer (and) Isododecane

Same acrylate-silicone copolymer used in K-45 for long lasting wear but utilizes isododecane as diluents. Cyclic silicone free.

Chemsil K-51

INCI Name: Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer

Popular clear elastomer gel compound with a luxuriously dry after-feel. Leaves a matte finish on skin with a talc-like after-feel. Used in skin care preparations. Volatile cyclic diluents for fast dry time.

Chemsil K-54

INCI Name: Diphenyl Dimethicone

Highest refractive index product available, provides that extra shine for new and improved hair serums and sprays.

Chemsil K-56

INCI Name: Phenyltrimethicone

Used extensively in hair care products for superior shine due to high refractive index. Light, greaseless after feel on hair and skin.

Chemsil K-61

INCI Name: Dimethicone (and) Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer

Gel elastomer compound with low moelcular weight dimethicone diluent. Dries quickly to a matte finish.


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