Shin-Etsu Silicones Europe B.V. has introduced its KSG-45 Alkyl Modified Silicone Elastomer Gel (INCI: Coco-caprylate/caprate (and) Vinyl Dimethicone/lauryl Dimethicone Crosspolymer) in which alkyl-modified silicone is crosslinked with silicone.
The silicone elastomer gel is swollen with a plant-based oil as a natural diluent, resulting in a smooth texture that blends well with the skin, per the company. Applications of the ingredient include moisturizing creams, sunscreens, makeup and more.
KSG-45 is mainly plant-based, natural and safe. Compatible with organic and natural oils, it provides a skin-friendly raw material that delivers a smooth feeling to cosmetic products, per the company.
Martin Kropfgans, Ph.D., SESE’s head of sales/cosmetics, commented: “We recognize the importance of innovating solutions for consumers of cosmetics seeking high natural content options, with the progressive sensory effects and performance benefits of silicones."