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    Silicones and naturalness… is it a conflict?


    Don't miss Shin-Etsu's Techfocus at Cosmetorium!

    19/10/23 · 16:15 Room 6

    While silicones are high performance raw materials that offer a variety of benefits beyond the purely sensory, natural or naturally derived ingredients are becoming more and more fashionable. It’s often believed that using both types of ingredients poses a conflict…


    Shin-Etsu’s cosmetic applications lab will present its studies to investigate whether choosing smart silicones can help develop formulations that combine the benefits of both worlds: a unique sensory nature with a high natural origin index.

    By Aude Ballingand

    Cosmetic application lab. manager –


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    Why trust Shin-Etsu?

    Shin-Etsu Silicone (Japan) supports the development of personal care products that appeal to the senses and sensibilities of users by offering innovative sensory solutions.


    To do so, its laboratories offer Shin-Etsu Formulation Design that allows manufacturers to create specific products with the desired functionality and high quality. All this is based on a core group of formulations containing Shin-Etsu’s unique silicone-based emulsifiers and gelling agents. These are combined with film-forming agents, powders, dispersants, and other components with special characteristics not found in conventional materials.


    Shin-Etsu Silicone is working on the development of advanced materials at the Silicone Electronics Materials Research Centre and on new formulations at the Cosmetic Application Laboratory. At both facilities, Shin-Etsu carries out R&D activities to meet the diverse needs of Japanese and foreign manufacturers. In response to increasingly sophisticated and specific market needs, Shin-Etsu will continue to offer unique solutions through its product development endeavours.