MOSCOW (MRC) -- Munich-based chemical company Wacker has presented several novelties for the cosmetic industry, among which are nature-identical hydroxytyrosol, marketed under the brand name HTEssence, and BELSIL EG 2, a new silicone elastomer gel for skin care and decorative cosmetics, reported the company on its site.
Hydroxytyrosol, a highly effective antioxidant, acts as a free-radical scavenger and can reduce skin aging and dark pigmentation. Thanks to Wacker’s new patented process, the ingredient is now available as a nature-identical substance of much greater purity, free of unwanted byproducts, and with a defined amount of active ingredient.
The new silicone elastomer gel BELSIL EG 2 was developed for skin care and make up formulations. The gel improves spreadability and skin feel, making the skin smooth and supple.
Two other products will play center stage at in cosmetics: the aminofunctional silicone emulsion BELSIL ADM 9000 E and the caprylyl dimethicone ethoxy glucoside BELSIL WO 5000. BELSIL® ADM 9000 E, a macroemulsion for hair care products targeting medium to strongly damaged hair, shows an effective reduction of dry and wet combing forces thus avoiding mechanical damage. The silicone emulsion provides a soft and silky hair feel. The product especially caters to hair care products such as shampoos, rinse-off conditioners, hair masks, and serums as well as mousse formulations.
BELSIL WO 5000 was especially developed for water-in-oil and water-in-silicone formulations. The product uses a natural sugar-based component, which produces a mild water-in-oil emulsifier. BELSIL WO 5000 is deal for formulating skincare and suncare products as well as decorative cosmetics.
As MRC informed earlier, Wacker is also expanding its product range with a new liquid silicone rubber for the production of automotive gaskets. Molded parts made from the new silicone are resistant to heat and coolant and exhibit low compression set even under permanent stress. Car radiators and cooling-system components can thus be reliably sealed. ELASTOSIL RT 728, as the new silicone grade is called, can be injection molded or mechanically dispensed straight onto the part to be sealed.
Wacker Chemie AG is a worldwide operating company in the chemical business, founded 1914. The company is controlled by the Wacker-family holding more than 50 percent of the shares. The corporation is operating more than 25 production sites in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The product range includes silicone rubbers, polymer products like ethylene vinyl acetate redispersible polymer powder, chemical materials, polysilicon and wafers for semiconductor industry.