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:

Emulsil S-397

INCI Name: PEG-10 Dimethicone

Water soluble silicone copolyol surfactant used as plasticizer and solubilizer in cosmetic systems.

Emulsil WO-3115

INCI Name: Cyclomethicone (and) PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone

Same as WO-5115, but with a higher volatility level due to cyclomethicone diluent. Excellent delivery systemsfor sunscreens, antiperspirant actives, and pigments.

Emulsil WO-5115

INCI Name: Cyclopentasiloxane (and) PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone

Widely-used water-in-oil emulsifier/surfactant. Base diluent is cyclopentasiloxane. Excellent delivery systems for sunscreens, antiperspirant actives, and pigments.

Microsil HAF-HV

INCI Name: Propoxytetramethyl Piperidinyl Dimethicone (and) Trideceth-6 (and) C11-15 Pareth-7

Hindered amine micro-emulsion in aqueous base. Unique cationic silicone is substantive to hair. Clear compatibility in anionic detergent systems. Perfect for clear 2 -in-1 shampoos. Base fluid is 90,000 cst. Patented technology.

Microsil HAF-MV30

INCI Name: Propoxytetramethyl Piperidinyl Dimethicone (and) Trideceth-6 (and) C11-15 Pareth-7

Same aqueous cationic micro-emulsion as HAF-HV, but with a base fluid of 10,000 cst. Excellent in shampoo formulations. Provides color highlights and shine. Minimal impact on viscosity and foam when formulated in an anionic shampoo base. Patented techology.

Shineblend 6005

INCI Name: C13-14 Isoparaffin (and) Cyclopentasiloxane

Economical shine enhancers for pump spray applications. Can be used as the base formula and modified by the formulator with additional functional or marketing raw materials.

Shineblend 9710

INCI Name: Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Cyclotetrasiloxane (and) Dimethicone

Feather light, non greasy hair shine spray that will leave all hair types with luminous shine. Ready to use product, simply add fragrance and functional additives for a market ready product.

Shineblend TR

INCI Name:  C13-14 Isoparaffin (and) Cyclopentasiloxane

Most economical of the Shineblend series used in pump spray applications.

Gelaid 5565

INCI Name: Cyclomethicone (and) Dimethicone (and) Phenyltrimethicone

Specifically designed gelling ingredient for formulating clear refractive index products.

Gelaid 8205

INCI Name: Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone

used as a base for hair shine products or micro-emulsion gel laminators. Hig solids shine serum. Provides quick volatility.


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