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Use SYLOID® silicas to achieve the desired consistency, silky texture, mattifying, and soft focus effects in liquid and cream formulations.

Unlike waxes and polymers, SYLOID® silicas can be used to effectively prevent softening under elevated temperature conditions in solid formulations like lipsticks and other cosmetic products. Their viscosity behavior is not affected by pH and ionic strength and/or polyvalent ions. 

They can also be used in products like mascara to prevent smudging and running after application in a warm and humid environment. SYLOID® silicas are also effective in maintaining the integrity and stability of solid anti-perspirant products by preventing seepage of liquid ingredients and melting or softening at elevated temperatures.


SYLOID® Silica Excipients

Compliant with the test requirements for silicon dioxide as described in the latest editions of the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), the latest edition of Japan's Specifications and Standards for Food Additives (D326) and European Directive 96/77/EC (monograph E551). SYLOID® silica excipients are recommended as general purpose, high performance anti-caking, free-flow, and carrying agents for food and industrial applications. A combination of high pore volume with a large internal surface area makes them extremely efficient for these applications. SYLOID® silica excipients have a strong affinity for moisture and also for organic based liquids. A flavorless and odorless synthetic amorphous silica appearing as a white free flowing powder, it is available in a range of grades to meet a variety of formulation requirements.

Contact your Grace representative to choose the grade best suited for your application.