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A New Resin Wax Technology for Distinctive, Multifunctional Performance


Midland, MI– An innovative, patented silicone resin technology from Dow Corning offers a variety of unique performance and sensory capabilities to color cosmetics and skin care products. Dow Corning® SW-8005 C30 Resin Wax combines the physical and chemical characteristics of silicone wax with silicone resin.

The new silicone resin wax was designed as a rheology and texture modifier for oil-in-water and water-in-oil emulsions as well as anhydrous gels. It can also be used as a structuring agent for sticks, especially lipsticks.

“Although silicone wax technology has existed for a number of years, this advance expands the opportunity for formulators to capitalize on a versatile range of new performance benefits,” Isabelle Van Reeth, Dow Corning’s technology leader for skin care, said. “The broad combination of performance and sensory enhancement offers potential for novel personal care products that go beyond consumers’ expectations.”

Dow Corning® SW-8005 C30 Resin Wax has applications in color cosmetics, skin care, and sun care, where it offers multiple benefits for formulation flexibility:

* Unique texture
* Improved transfer resistance; better color intensity, gloss and coverage
* Good compatibility with fragrances and organic materials
* Longer-lasting fragrance
* Wash-off resistance properties
* Formulation ease

“Because of its excellent compatibility with organic oils, waxes, sunscreens and silicone elastomers, the new silicone resin wax can provide smoothness and distinctive textures. It also is responsible for improved coverage, color intensity and uniformity in color cosmetic formulations,” Ms. Van Reeth said. “The wax gives a rich appearance and texture to creams, but at the same time, they spread easily with a non-greasy feel. This versatile ingredient can even be used to enhance eyelash coating and curve retention for mascara formulations.”

The semi-occlusive, high melting point wax (66°C) has been assigned the INCI designation C30-45 alkyldimethylsilyl polypropylsilsesquioxane.

With its proven benefits and multifunctional performance, Dow Corning® SW-8005 C30 Resin Wax can help formulators create high-quality color cosmetics and skin care products that will stand out in today’s global personal care market.

For more information, visit the Dow Corning® SW-8005 C30 Resin Wax web page.

About Dow Corning
Dow Corning ( provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services through the Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is a joint venture equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States.

About Dow Corning Beauty & Personal Care
Dow Corning’s performance enhancing materials for skin care and hair care products go beyond silicones to provide consumers with a unique sensory experience before, during and after application. Recent innovations include rheology modifiers, emulsifiers, highly efficient thickeners and sebum absorbers, cosmetic powders, and naturally derived solutions such as lipids / lipid blends and soy waxes.


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