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Silica Silylate Aerogel for Cosmetic Applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000133571D
Publication Date: 2006-Jan-30

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Silica, both hydrophobic and hydrophilic forms, has been used in the personal care industry for many years to provide improved formulation benefits. These forms are readily available and provide beneficial properties such as rheology modification, absorption and antifoaming properties to formulations. The development of a unique form of hydrophobic silica by the Cabot Corporation has resulted in a material that has superior surface area to that of traditional hydrophobically treated silica and thus providing improved benefits to formulators. Researchers at the Dow Corning Corporation have observed that these silica silylate aerogels provide significant performance improvements over established cosmetic ingredients including, improved oil and sebum absorption when delivered from a cosmetic formulation, highly efficient thickening of oil phases, reduced syneresis and whitening of AP/Deo sticks, and improved fragrance retention.