Silicone derivative, Polymethylsilsequioxane is a silicone resin spherical powder. Momentive Performance Materials is one of the suppliers of this ingredient, under the tradename Tospearls.
Tospearls are described as a series of mono-dispersed, micro-fine spherical cross-linked siloxane particles.
Here below microscopic magnification (x 1000) and particle size distribution of 2 grades of Tospearl :
Their key benefits are :
- Soft, smooth and dry feel
- Excellent lubricity,
- Prevention of powder agglomeration
- Soft focus effect
- Lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Sebum absorption