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Research Shows Microsphere Silica Gels Improve Cosmetic and Skincare Product Formulations

EXTON, Pa., September 10, 2020 – AGC has released research demonstrating that using microspherical silica gels in personal care product formulations improves performance properties.

This series of studies shows that microspherical silica gels:

  • Enhance frictional properties such as slipperiness and smoothness for spreadability better than plastic beads in water-in-oil sunscreen formulations.
  • Absorb more oil, perspiration and sebum than plastic beads, which helps foundations and other makeup products last longer without shine.
  • Improve matte properties and physical stability in lipstick formulations.

To read or download the research presentation, click here.

About AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.

AGC Chemicals Americas is a global subsidiary of AGC Inc., a multinational corporation and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, electronic displays and chemical products. Headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, including a state-of-the-art technology center, AGC Chemicals Americas maintains manufacturing operations in nearby Thorndale, Pennsylvania, a satellite sales office in Guaratingueta, Brazil, and warehouses located throughout North America.


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