Innospec Inc

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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:

Volasil DM-2

INCI Name: Dimethicone

Linear low molecular weight silicone. Finds uses where volatility is key without cyclic silicones.

Volasil 990

INCI Name: Cyclopentasiloxane

99% or greater pure cyclopentasiloxane. Suitable for use in wide range of cosmetics and skin care products where purity of materials is critical.

Volasil 995

INCI Name: Cyclopentasiloxane

Cyclic silicone. Most widely used in all personal care applications including: deodorants, anti-perspirants, skin care, sun care, hair sprays, color cosmetics, and hair conditioners.

Volasil 996

INCI Name: Cyclohexasiloxane (and) cyclopentasiloxane

Volatile, low viscosity silicone fluid. Improves personal care products through enhanced spreading and lubrication properties. Also used in cleansing products.

Volasil 7525

INCI Name: Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Cyclohexasiloxane

Specialty blend of Volasil® 995 and Volasil® 996 for longer dwell times to a dry finish.

Volasil 8100

INCI Name: Dimethicone (and) Trisiloxane

Volatile compound of linear silicones. Careful balance ensures fast drying times for skin care and hair care formulations where cyclic silicones cannot be used. Alternative for cyclic free formulations.

Volasil 8515

INCI Name: Cyclotetrasiloxane (and) Cyclopentasiloxane

High volatility cyclomethicone. Key factor is reduced freeze point for ease of handling.

Emulsil CT-50

INCI Name: Dimethiconol (and) TEA-Dodecylbenzensulfonate

A 50% active emulsion of high molecular weight polydimethylsiloxane that can be used in hair care applications and shower gels.

Emulsil S-393

INCI Name: PEG-12 Dimethicone

Water soluble silicone copolyol surfactant used as plastisizer and solublizer in cosmetic systems.

Emulsil S-395

INCI Name: PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone

Water soluble silicone copolyol surfactant used as plastisizer and solublizer in cosmetic systems.


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