Global Silicone Shortage – We’ve got you covered

Have you been considering Silicone Free Alternatives? If you haven’t now is the time!

Over the past few months, there has been a growing shortage of silicone fluids worldwide. This has resulted in increased volatility in pricing and availability of raw materials for many silicone products supplied to the market. This market turbulence is forecasted to continue through at least the end of 2018 and perhaps longer.

Silicone is losing popularity with consumers

Known for their broad versatility and appealing sensory benefits, silicones have long been a “go-to” ingredient for beauty care formulators. Despite their historical popularity, silicones like dimethicones and cyclomethicones have been criticised of late for their lack of biodegradability and the potentially harmful health implications of their buildup on skin and hair.

With increasing consumer interest in silicone-free products, as well as tighter regulatory restrictions on silicones, the cosmetic industry is actively searching for high-performance alternatives to replace silicones that meet exceptional performance, safety and environmental standards.

Why not try silicone free alternatives?

A S Harrison & Co supply the next generation of alternatives for many silicone fluids in response to the growing market demand for silicone-free ingredient options. These include all natural, plant-based alternatives to silicones for skin and hair care products from INOLEX.

For example, the LexFeel® N Series allows for natural formulations with sensory attributes similar to luxury, silicone-containing formulations. Ranging from ultra-light with powdery after-feel to substantive with cushion, the LexFeel® N Series is non-greasy and non-oily, reduces tack, enhances shine and has superior pigment wetting properties relative to silicones.

Silicone Alternative Guide

Contact us for your Silicone Alternative Guide copy from INOLEX – a world leader in green, sustainable solutions.

Phone: +61 2 8978 1016
Email: performanceingredients@harrison.com.au

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