October, 2018 – AB Specialty Silicones is launching a new line of silicone ingredients that operate as functional alternatives to dimethiconol gum blends, which like many silicones, are in short supply. AB Specialty Silicones is exhibiting at In Cosmetics on October 17th & 18th at the Javits Center show at booth #C75 where they will have samples and literature available.

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.

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