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The Dow Corning Difference

Film-formers offer infinite possibilities for beauty at every age

Within each of us is an infinite capacity for beauty. Help consumers maximize and protect their beauty at every age with film-formers from Dow … and set your creative spirit free.

Film-formers are polymers capable of forming a cohesive and continuous film on keratinous surfaces with optimal adhesion and flexibility properties.

These polymers offer a different and complementary approach to meeting evolving consumer needs through the formation of a potentially long-lasting “second layer” over the skin. This approach can be tailored to:

  • Your application – color cosmetics and skin care, face care or sun care
  • The consumer's need – specific skin type, desired comfort level and
    water vapor permeability
  • Deliver a positive skin-care experience with sensory attributes that
    make an immediate impression, while providing longer-term comfort and
    protection benefits

  • Multiple film-forming technologies available for greater versatility
  • Multiple carriers available for greater formulation and manufacturing-process flexibility
  • Good compatibility with common cosmetic ingredients, allowing incorporation in common product types, such as face care, sun care and color cosmetics

  • Use of water vapor permeable materials to preserve skin health and breathability
  • Variable film flexibility for wearing comfort and enjoyment
  • High sebum and water repellency as well as high rub-off resistance properties to provide outstanding long-lasting benefits and a rewarding daily skin-care experience
Product Information
> Film-Formers for Next-Generation Skin Care and Color Cosmetics (PDF)
> Dow Corning® brand silicone film-formers
> Organic acrylates
> Ethylcellulose polymers (PDF)
> Find film-former formulations
Request product samples (AV14587)
Download the product guide (AV# dow_40977325665)
Explore our new filming agent for color cosmetics
Read the product guide for Dow Corning FA 4004 Acrylate
Read technical information for Dow Corning FA 4004 Acrylate
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