SINGAPORE -- There is a growing trend for transparent products in the Asian cosmetics and toiletries market. Many products claim to use "clear" formulation techniques in their gels and emulsions. Consumers always enjoy using clear products as they deliver cooling and soothing effects which are suitable for hot weather and high humidity.
Clear formulations are widely used in men’s skin care to provide the cooling sensation and light feel required for the male grooming market. The trend for emulsions in skin moisturizers is moving towards a cream-gel texture. A cream-gel emulsion is a light weight emulsion with semi-transparent appearance. It brings enhanced compatibility with an oily skin which is the most common skin type in Asia.
Silicones in clear formulations offer superior aesthetic and technical characteristics.
They deliver excellent sensory benefits like lightness, softness, a luxurious texture, long-lasting and protecting effects. The following formulations will be unveiled by BRB Silicones at in-cosmetics Asia and rolled out through its entire Asian distributors’ network during 2015:
- Fresh Effect CC Cream
- CC Leave In Hair Conditioner
- Daily Care Moisturizing Shampoo
- Perfectly Clear Gel Moisturizer
- Deep Moisturizing Shea Body Butter
- Clear Sun Mist
- Total Repair Clear Rinse Off Conditioner
- Clear gel with 3D Unishapes
In each cosmetic product, silicones are key ingredients magnifying the clear characteristics of the formulation. A few examples are detailed below:
Daily Care Moisturizing Shampoo featuring BRB 5446:
BRB 5446 is a clear, non-ionic micro-emulsion of a quaternary ammonium functional silicone. Due to its non-ionic properties, it is compatible with the surfactant system to provide a clear appearance shampoo. It offers superior wet and dry detangling, softness and healthy looking hair.
Total Repair Clear Rinse Off Conditioner featuring BRB 5446:
BRB 5446 is a clear, non-ionic micro-emulsion of a quaternary ammonium functional silicone. Due to its non-ionic properties, it is compatible with the formulation into
a conditioner base with hydroxyethylcellulose to provide clear appearance to the hair conditioner. The clear conditioner helps replenishing the health of damaged hair.
Perfectly Clear Gel Moisturizer featuring BRB 6373, BRB SG 506:
BRB 6373 is a proprietary material designed for the preparation of water-in-silicone emulsions. By adjusting the refractive index of the water and silicone phases, a clear W/Si emulsion can be obtained. BRB SG 506 is added into the formulation to enhance the thickening effect and provide gel-like viscosity besides offering an excellent powdery skin feel.
Clear Sun Mist featuring BRB TMS-50C, BRB DM 0.65, BRB CM 50:
Clear Sun Mist is an anhydrous and alcohol free spray-on sunscreen. It is formulated with various types of organic UV filters which provide a broad spectrum of UVA and UVB protection. The organic UV filters used have good compatibility with BRB CM 50 and BRB DM 0.65 to provide a clear solution. The formulation is enhanced with BRB TMS-50C to provide wash-off resistance effect.
To know the full details about the immense possibilities of silicones in formulating clear Products, visit BRB Silicones and discover its versatile formulation toolbox at in-cosmetics Asia in Bangkok, on 4-6 November 2014 on booth H30.
About BRB Silicones
BRB Silicones, a business unit of BRB International BV, is a producer of specialty silicones like emulsions, antifoams, water repellants, elastomers, lubricants, silanes, resins, silicone polyethers, dimethicone & cyclomethicone blends, cross polymers and many more customized products. BRB Silicones also supplies a very broad range of core and specialty intermediates to all the silicone industry with a superior combination of product supply regularity and competitive pricing.
Source: BRB Silicones