POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE

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 :

Tospearl (Polymethylsilsesquioxane)- microscopic pictures

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

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