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Challenges shaping the future

EU regulatory

The ECHA’s Member State Committee agreed with the identification of cyclosiloxanes (D4, D5, D6) as substances of very high concern (SVHC). Restriction in rinse-off cosmetics comprising D4 and D5 (in conc. > = 0.1%) will come into effect in February 2020 due to PBT* (D4) and vPvB** (D5) properties. In addition, ECHA proposed a revision of the scope of this restriction including D6 and leave on cosmetics.

*   persistant, bioaccumulative and toxic substances 
**   very persistant and very bioaccumulative substances

Silicone supply

Silicone supply is tight worldwide, which has led to price increases across the industry due to multi-faceted reasons. No relief is in sight in short term.

Our solutions for tomorrow

Cetiol® Ultimate

INCI: Undecane (and) Tridecane

  • Ultra-fast spreading: > 2 500 mm2/10 min
  • Patented technology, ultra-light, non-polar and volatile
  • No crystallization of UV filters in clear sun care systems
  • Good pigment wetting
  • Improves coverage, color shade stability and powdery sensation in liquid foundations
  • Volatile silicone oil feel, powdery and wax-dry skin feel
  • Very similar skin feel to Cyclomethicone

Cetiol® C 5

INCI: Coco-Caprylate

  • Excellent skin compatibility
  • Improves hair gloss
  • Supports the incorporation of powders
  • Enhances the solubility of crystalline UV filters
  • Oil deposition from body wash to skin
  • Cushiony and oil-smooth skin feel
  • Similar skin feel to Cyclomethicone

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