Innospec Inc

chemistry matters

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:

Gelaid CPDP

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

Specifically designed gelling ingredient for formulating refractive index products. Provides high gloss and heat protection for hair straighteners.

Gelaid CPE

INCI Name: Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (and) Hydroxyethyl Acrylate (and) Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer (and) Cyclohexasiloxane

Pre-emulsified gelling agent that creates luxurious creams and lotions. Specially developed for cold mix process. Multi-phasic properties permit functional oil and water based active ingredients to be incorporated.

Gelaid CPE-CF

INCI Name: Dimethicone (and) Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (and) Hydroxyethyl Acrylate (and) Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer

Cyclic silicone free version of CPE. Same properties as CPE but with elimination of cyclopentasiloxane for formulations requirung cyclic-free raw materials.

Gelaid Silk

INCI Name: Cyclohexasiloxane (and) Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane (and) Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer (and) Isohexadecane (and) Polysorbate 80 (and) PEG -10 Dimethicone

Translate formulas instantly into elegant rich emulsions at low use levels (8-15%). This advanced micro-sphere based formulation aid creates a protective barrier which ensures increased hydration of the skin. No heat required.


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