INCI: Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Disteardimonium Hectorite (and) Propylene Carbonate

Product Applications: AP/DEO, Body Care, Color Cosmetics, Eye Shadows, Face Care, Lip Care, Sun Care

Green Criteria: Sustainable

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BENTONE GEL® VS-5 PC V HV is an effective non-animal origin rheological additive for cosmetics and toiletries.  It is a specially prepared dispersion of an organically modified hectorite in volatile silicone (pentamer). BENTONE GEL VS-5 PC V HV is designed to impart rheological control and suspension to organic- and silicone-based cosmetics.  It is a great alternative to traditional polymer or cellulose-based thickeners for stabilizing emulsions.

BENTONE GEL VS-5 PC V HV is also particularly useful in emulsions and can be used in “cold process” systems. It provides thermostable viscosity control of the emulsion’s oil phase, improves application properties, enhances skin-feel by masking greasy or tacky components and imparts a pleasant residual silkiness to the skin.

Typical use levels: 2.5 – 25%

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Bentone Gel VS-5PC V HV creates an easy to use dry shampoo with good suspension of the Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate during storage. Most importantly, it promotes ease of redispersion of the starch providing even application and preventing nozzle blockage.  See the dry-shampoo starting formulation here.

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