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Dow Corning technical experts to show how silicones enhance skin appearance and intensify hair shine at SCC New York

MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, USA: Bethany Johnson and Mary Kay Tomalia from Dow Corning’s Beauty and Personal Care application engineering and technical service group will present technical posters on silicones for skin appearance and hair shine at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) 2012 Technology Showcase, December 6-7 in New York City.

Johnson’s poster – “Age-Defying Hair Shine with Dow Corning® brand Silicones” – uses light-scattering image analysis, a method that correlates with shine sensory panel results, to document how select Dow Corning® silicones intensify shine and luster on many hair types, including gray hair.

“We found that when used in a water-in-oil leave-in conditioning formulation containing Dow Corning® 5200 Formulation Aid, our silicones performed better than selected commercial benchmarks for hair shine,” Johnson said. “They also enabled higher shine than an anhydrous formulation at the same or lower active content.”

Additional information about Dow Corning® silicones for hair shine is available at

Tomalia’s poster – “Visual Impressions: Dow Corning® brand Silicones for Enhanced Skin Appearance” – shows how different silicone mechanisms improve the appearance of the skin by softening the visual focus.

“Visual appearance is driven by the interaction of light with treated skin,” Tomalia said. “We developed a model to study how this light profile changes in different types of silicone thin films used in primers and fillers, anti-aging treatments, BB creams, and color correction products.”

Consumer-perceivable benefits of the silicone soft-focus mechanisms studied included smoothing of imperfections; sebum control; reduction in the appearance of wrinkles; and even, long-lasting color.

Additional information about Dow Corning® silicones for enhanced skin appearance is available at

The SCC Technology Showcase, which is held in conjunction with the SCC Annual Scientific Meeting, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 6 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.December 7 at the New York Hilton and Towers Hotel, New York, N.Y.

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 via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States. Dow Corning’s global operations adhere to the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative, a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes.

About Beauty and Personal Care
Dow Corning’s specialty silicone solutions help customers bring beauty to life in new and exciting ways by enabling the development of products that are unique and memorable, with an impact consumers can see and feel. Recent innovations range from amino silicone elastomer emulsions that provide differentiating hair styling and conditioning results to novel silicone resin technologies that inspire skin care products with longer-lasting, more beautiful wear. For more information, visit

For media inquiries, please contact Kristi Allen, Dow Corning Beauty Care Global Marketing Communications Leader, +1 989 492 1273,

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