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AEROSIL® fumed silica for color cosmetics

Nail polish
AEROSIL® fumed silica improves the distribution of nail polish pigments and prevents them from settling. In addition, rheological behavior can be adjusted as required, thus improving the application properties as well. Clear nail polish formulations, such as top and base coats, can be formulated with AEROSIL® fumed silica, provided that the refractive index of the solvent system corresponds to that of the silica.
Lippenstift
Lipstick
AEROSIL® and SIPERNAT® silica improve the homogeneous distribution of the pigments in lipstick. Once applied, the silica prevents the pigments from migrating or “bleeding” into the fine lines of the lips.
In lipsticks AEROSIL® fumed silica improves the distribution of nail polish pigments and prevents them for settling. In addition, the rheological behaviour can be adjusted as required, thus improving the application properties. 
Face and eye make-up
Products such as face powder, rouge, eye shadow, mascara and cosmetic pencils can be optimized when silica products are used. As effective free flow agents, AEROSIL® and SIPERNAT® silica improve the flow of powders thereby improving production productivity. They also enable the use of high pigment contents in cosmetics products by acting to prevent re-agglomeration of the pigments. SIPERNAT® specialty silica is also an effective mattifying agent that prevents the face from appearing “shiny”.

AEROSIL® fumed silica for personal care applications

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Data sheets

Product- as well as safety data sheets (SDS) of our various AEROSIL® fumed silica grades, can be found at our product recommendations
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