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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 wholly owned subsidiary of AGC Inc., a $14.1 billion multinational corporation and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, electronic displays and chemical products. The company was formed in 2004 through the merging of sister companies Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers USA and AGA Chemicals. 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 Sao Paulo, Brazil and warehouses located throughout North America.


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