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.
|The 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
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
Are smooth, comfortable and flexible to wear
Existing solutions typically focus on neutralizing free radicals after they
have been created in skin and possibly have caused damage – a curative
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 Advantages||Consumer Advantages
|• Successfully works in a variety of|
• Offers a different approach to particulate
• Formulation-dependent but can support
|• 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.
Formulation 2288 (PDF)
Oil-in-water emulsion protects against
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