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A nature-inspired approach to protecting skin from
particulate air pollution

Air pollution levels are rising in major cities around the world – as are consumer concerns about the damaging and aging effects particulate air pollution can have on the skin.

Dow Corning offers innovative solutions for effective anti-pollution skin care solutions through the use of silicone film-forming technology with an approach inspired by nature.

LotusThe leaves of the lotus plant (Nelumbo nucifera) naturally remain clean and free from particulate matter. Their surface properties combine to prevent both water and solid particles from attaching strongly to the leaf.

With their ability to mirror these properties, select silicone film-formers from Dow Corning can help you create multifunctional cosmetic, skin care and sun care formulations that:

  • Provide skins with protection from air borne carbon pollutant particles
  • Are smooth, comfortable and flexible to wear

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Existing solutions typically focus on neutralizing free radicals after they have been created in skin and possibly have caused damage – a curative approach.

In contrast, silicones can help take a preventive approach aimed at reducing the formation offree radicals in skin. They can form a nonintrusive film on skin, designed to shield it from environmental stressors by mirroring the surface properties of the lotus leaf.

Selected Dow Corning® brand technologies can lead to a reduction in pollution particulate adhesion in a variety of formulations for CITYCARE.

Formulator AdvantagesConsumer Advantages
• Successfully works in a variety of
formulation formats
• Offers a different approach to particulate
pollutant protection
• Formulation-dependent but can support
multifunctional products
• Designed to provide a protective barrier
effect against particulate pollution
• Can help reduce the detrimental impact
of pollutants on skin
• Smooth, comfortable and flexible

For real BEAUTY WITH IMPACT, silicone innovations from Dow Corning offer new levels of performance – tested and validated.

Daily Shell   Secret Shell  

Formulation 2288 (PDF)
Oil-in-water emulsion protects against
pollution particles

Featured in formulation:

Dow Corning® SW-8005 C30 Resin Wax

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