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Blur the lines with silicone

Consumers are looking for products with an immediate and lasting optical effect that can help mask the appearance of wrinkles, pores and other skin imperfections – products that give them confidence in their ability to look their best at any age.

We can help you develop formulations that deliver those benefits with advanced silicone technologies and soft-focus testing and formulation expertise from Dow Corning.

Delivering soft focus through science
Select Dow Corning® brand specialty silicones have demonstrated their ability to add soft-focus (blurring-effect) benefits to oil-in-water, water-in-oil and water-in-silicone skin care formulations.

Soft focus can be achieved through the use of silicone particulates or specially engineered silicone films.

Silicone ParticulateDow Corning® EP-9801 Hydro Cosmetic Powder (1-10 µ)Silicone Film
Dow Corning® SW-8005 C30 Resin Wax
+ Dow Corning® VM-2270 Aerogel
Fine Particles

Image Analysis Test Results – Wrinkle-Masking
Neat Skin  Time 6 h
The perceived effect was observed immediately/instantly and for up to six hours after the application of an Oil-in-Water Cream (CPF 2094) (PDF) containing 1.6% Dow Corning® VM-2270 Aerogel Fine Particles and 4% Dow Corning® SW-8005 C30 Resin Wax.

Explore Dow Corning® specialty silicones for soft focus1
ProductINCI NameAdditional Benefits for Skin Care
Dow Corning® VM-2270 Aerogel Fine Particles Silica Silylate• Sebum absorption
• Thickener of oil
  phases (polar to
  nonpolar oils)
Dow Corning® 9509 Silicone Elastomer Suspension Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (and) C12-14 Pareth-12• Sebum absorption
• Smooth, silky feel
• Mattifying
• Increase viscosity of
  water-in-silicone
Dow Corning® 9701 Cosmetic Powder Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (and) Silica• Sebum absorption
• Powdery feel
• Enhance viscosity of
  water-in-silicone
• High oil absorption
Dow Corning®
EP-9801 Hydro Cosmetic Powder
Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (and) Silica (and) Butylene Glycol• Water-dispersible
• Powdery feel
• Mattifying
• Sebum absorption
Dow Corning® SW-8005 C30 Resin Wax C30-45 Alkyldimethylsilyl Polypropylsilsesquioxane• Rheology modifier
• Good compatibility
  with organic oils
• SPF boosting in
  water-in-oil
1These products are listed in the Catalogue of Cosmetic Ingredients Used in China.

Product Information
> Dow Corning® brand Specialty Silicones for Soft Focus (PDF)
Formulations
> Oil-in-Water Cream: Wrinkle-Masking (PDF)
> HD Oil-in-Water Skin Cream: Wrinkle-Masking and Pore-Masking (PDF)
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