OptiBlur Elastomer

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OptiBlur™ Elastomer is a viscous, high molecular weight combination of dimethicone, beeswax, and cosmetic powders designed to create luxurious products that include optical blurring and soft focus properties, such as color cosmetics, facial products, and moisturizers with a unique velvety texture and matte finish.

Its optical blurring properties help to mask fine lines and wrinkles, minimize the appearance ofpores, and offer a matte finish with a smooth, silky skin feel. It’s ideal for anhydrous or emulsified products, such as foundations, concealers, lip sticks, primers, serums, and moisturizers offering imperfection masking properties. For all skin types, it offers sebum control while moisturizing without oils.

OptiBlur™ Elastomer offers a lubricious skin feel that moisturizes without a feeling of greasiness. In use, it has a feel described as “silky’, “smooth”, or “dry” with a “ball bearing” effect attributed to the inclusion of silicone elastomer spheres coated by silica.

Key Benefits

  • Smooth, velvety feeling in anhydrous and water containing products
  • Designed for “soft focus” beauty products and primers
  • “Imperfection” masking
  • Masks fine lines and wrinkles
  • Minimizes the appearance of pores
  • Offers a matte finish to products
  • High viscosity that can be thinned with silicones for primers
  • Can be processed warm or cold
  • Increases viscosity (non-aqueous)
  • Absorbs or controls sebum

Applications

  • Ideal for facial products where imperfection masking or a “hi-def” filter-like finish is desired
  • Color cosmetics, such as BB creams and contouring sticks as well as foundations and lip products
  • Optical blurring and “soft focus” beauty products
  • Primers
  • Facial care products - anhydrous or emulsion
  • Oil-in-water emulsions
  • Water-in-silicone emulsions
  • Water-in-oil emulsions
  • Anhydrous products

Formulating Guidelines

  • OptiBlur™ Elastomer can be subjected to heat for a short period of time at no more than 60°C (140°F) to prevent the beeswax from melting.
  • As it contains volatile dimethicone fluids, process in a closed container if the temperature reaches or exceeds 60°C (140°F).
  • In the oil phase, ensure it is mixed well to ensure homogeneity.
  • In emulsions, ensure the product has sufficient viscosity to allow it to be dispersed adequately.
  • This elastomer can be thinned down by adding fluid dimethicone or cyclomethicone to the solubility level noted below.
  • It can be mixed using high shear stick blenders or homogenizers, or low shear hand mixers or blending by hand.

Solubility

  • 20% OptiBlur™ Elastomer is miscible with 80% caprylic/capric triglycerides, isododecane, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, cyclomethicone, or phenyltrimethicone
  • 80% OptiBlur™ Elastomer is miscible with 20% phenyltrimethicone or cyclomethicone, but will separate with 20% caprylic/capric triglycerides, isododecane, or C12-15 alkyl benzoate.
  • It is soluble with natural oils, but should be tested in small batches to ensure homogeneity.

Note: Due to the flashpoint of this product, it cannot ship via Priority Mail and cannot be shipped via International Mail.

INCI: Dimethicone (and) Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (and) Dimethicone Crosspolymer (and) Beeswax (and) Silica (and) Silica Silylate

California Prop 65 Statement:  The following statement is made in order to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This product is not known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please refer to Section 15 of the MSDS for the most current information.


Usage Rate: 4 to 10.5%, up to 100%
Appearance: White to off-white elastomer gel
Viscosity Range: 150,000 - 600,000 mPa.s
Flashpoint:  74°C (165°F)
Country of Origin:  Brazil
Shelf Life: 24 months (unopened and stored below 60°C (140°F))