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Is Silicone the Fountain of Youth?

By: Jeff Falk
Posted: September 5, 2008, from the August 2006 issue of GCI Magazine.

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“While formulators are responsible for selecting silicones that will meet the requirements of their end-use, GE is proud of taking an active role in educating formulators of personal care products,” said Blanco. “GE is committed to continually developing innovative materials that serve the long-term strategic interests of our customers.”

“Going forward, we would like to educate formulators on the benefits of combining silicones with natural ingredients,” said De Blasi. “Biosil has been fortunate to enjoy strong relationships throughout the industry by providing both ingredients and formulations that demonstrate performance. We will continue to provide guidance in silicone technology in addition to our broad library of skin care treatment actives.

“Silicones are outstanding vehicles and are key structure/property components in complexes that bring out the best in natural product formulae,” De Blasi said. Ponce de Leon couldn’t find his fountain of youth, but silicone technology brings that magic to modern skin care formulations.