STOCKHOLM—Elkem Silicones' elastomer gel Puresil Org 01 recently received a 2020 Ringier Technology Innovation Award in personal care, winning the "Effective Ingredients-Innovation Award."
The material was lauded as an "eco-forward" product, and Elkem touts it for its sustainability. The product has a carrier fluid with a composition that is 80-percent derived from sugarcane.
"The C13-15 alkane is made from the fermentation followed by hydrogenation of sugarcane, a 100 percent carbon conversion from a natural source according to the ISO16128 standard," Elkem said in a statement.
Sugarcane, Elkem notes, grows quickly and requires little water, helping the product establish its low carbon footprint.
Beyond sustainability, Elkem said the Puresil Org 01 elastomer gel offers better film-forming and more even coverage when used in beauty products. This is due to the material's small particle sizes, which are 5 to 10 times smaller than the leading benchmark.
The product, an alternative to elastomers delivered in cylcopentasiloxane, also offers:
• A soft, smooth and powdery feel without negative balling effects;
• Wrinkle masking by helping to minimize the appearance of fine lines;
• Improved SPF coverage thanks to the film-forming and even coverage; and
• High efficiency in thickening water-in-silicone and oil-in-water emulsions.