AB Specialty Offers New Line of Silicone Ingredients for Personal Care Applications

Press Release Summary:

The New Line of Silicone Ingredients is used as an alternative to dimethiconol gum blends. These ingredients are resistant to water and are suitable for use in skin care, color cosmetics, sun care and hair care applications. The product when used in skin care applications offers long wear of actives on skin, wash off resistance and file forming and in hair care applications they provides anti-frizz properties and conditioning.

Original Press Release:

AB Specialty Silicones Develops Functional Alternative Amid Traditional Dimethiconol Gum Blend Shortage

Waukegan, Illinois, October 4, 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.

About AB Specialty Silicones

AB Specialty Silicones offers the personal care marketplace an extensive line of silicone based ingredients as well as the ability to custom formulate raw materials and blends to specifically suit your needs. AB Specialty Silicones offers the highest degree of personal service and flexibility to meet each customers’ requirements.


Stella O’Neill

AB Specialty Silicones, LLC

Phone: (908) 273-8015



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