Due to the lack of availability of dimethiconol gum in the marketplace, AB Specialty Silicones added a line of vinyl gum blends to their personal care offerings. These products function the same as their dimethiconol gum blend counterparts, however they have different INCI designations. Both product lines offer many benefits including excellent water resistance. In skin care, they provide long wear of actives on skin, wash off resistance, film forming and a unique skin feel. For hair care, these materials add anti-frizz properties and conditioning to prevent split ends. Vinyl gum blends are recommended for use in skin care, color cosmetics, sun care and hair care applications.