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Cosmetics Ingredients
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Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Elkem Silicones in-cosmetics global 2020
Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer. PURESIL™ BSG-5040 by Elkem Silicones is a dispersion of silicone crosspolymer in cyclopentasiloxane. It is a sensory enhancer which is easy to spread and provides powdery silky smooth esthetics and a matte finish. It is a good thickener for anhydrous formulations. PURESIL™ BSG-5040 may be used in make-up, skin-, hair- and sun care applications.

View the webinar recording to learn more about PURESIL™ Elastomer Gel Series.
  • Smoothing Agents
  • Thickeners & Stabilizers
  • Mattifying Agents
  • Silicones
  • spreading
  • mattifying
  • sensory enhancement
  • silky feel
  • smoothness

PURESIL™ BSG-5040 Properties


Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
Silicone Crosspolymer Content
10 - 20 %
350000 - 550000 cP
(At 25°C)
Refractive Index
1.390 - 1.405
(At 25°C)

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