Solesphere™ H-121 Fine Silica from AGC Chemicals Outperforms Petrochemical-based Microspheres in Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

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Enhances Smooth Texture and Soft-Focus Effects

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Solesphere H-121 demonstrates a 20-percent improvement in texture smoothing and a 30-percent improvement in soft-focus effects versus formulations using no microsphere additives.

AGC Chemicals, a leading producer of fine silica used in cosmetics and personal care products, has released studies demonstrating excellent performance of its Solesphere™ H-121 fine silica in cosmetics and personal care products, particularly oil-in-water (O/W) formulations used for skin care.

A more natural alternative to petrochemical-based microspheres, AGC’s Solesphere products impart smooth texture and soft-focus (light diffraction) properties in applications such as make-up foundations, eye shadows, blush, mascara, sunscreens and moisturizers. Solesphere silica also helps adsorb skin oils and perspiration.

In one of AGC’s studies of oil-in-water formulations, Solesphere H-121 demonstrates a 20-percent improvement in texture smoothing and a 30-percent improvement in soft-focus effects versus formulations using no microsphere additives. Additional studies show comparable or enhanced results compared to formulations using the most common petrochemical-based microspheres. Click here to view a presentation on the details of the studies, “Performance of Solesphere™ vs. Other Microspheres for the Personal Care Market.”

About AGC Chemicals Americas Inc.

Serving N. America customers for AGC Chemicals fine silica products is AGC Chemicals Americas Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Glass Company Ltd., which is a $15 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, Pa., AGC Chemicals Americas maintains manufacturing operations in nearby Thorndale, Pa., and warehouses located throughout North America.

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