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Silicone Substitutes: Meet the Silikes
Thinking about well-being and the environment, Maian developed the SILIKE line, which are our hi-quality 100% natural substitutes for silicones, which, in addition to some other advantages in the manufacture of cosmetic products, provide a unique and differentiated sensory for each product, pleasing the all audiences.
Get to know Silikes and be surprised by the advantages of using them as silicone substitutes in your cosmetic products.
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What are the Silikes?
Silikes are silicone substitutes, maintaining performance and physicochemical and sensory characteristics, having the ability to form a film and provide softness and silkiness as a property. The Silikes are available with the most varied viscosities, with some options being more volatile than others, providing a wide variety of alternatives for the elaboration of cosmetics for skin and hair.
A notable property of low viscosity Silikes (like 350 and 2010) is their slightly dry sensory with fast absorption and their ability to act as dispersants and solvents, making them an excellent alternative for cosmetic products.
Advantages of using silicone substitutes like our Silike
As a natural product, Silikes are a great alternative as substitutes for traditional silicones such as the dimethicone (also called dimethicone and dimethyl polysiloxane, which is the main representative of the silicone class), since the market trend has been changing, with a growing trend on products with natural ingredients due to the growing demand for natural products and the use of raw materials from renewable sources.
Volatile Silikes do not seal the hair strands in a way that would make them impermeable, nor do they “clog” the skin pores of those who use cosmetics with one of them in its composition. With this, they help to provide the pleasant emollient effect without favoring the appearance of negative effects that could be caused by the accumulation of residues.
In addition, Silikes are an option that brings all the fundamental properties that traditional silicone offers, some of which are emollience, softness and the light shine that it provides to the skin and hair, in accordance with the objective of the cosmetic in question.
Silike options available
|SILIKE 2010*||Cyclopentasiloxane & Dimethiconol||200|
|SILIKE 2020*||Cyclopentasiloxane & Dimethiconol||600|
|SILIKE 1501*||Cyclopentasiloxane & Dimethiconol||8000|
|SILIKE 1411*||Cyclopentasiloxane & Dimethicone||6000|
|SILIKE 2034*||Cyclopentasiloxane & Dimethicone||1700|
|SILIKE 949*||Amodimethicone, Trideceth 12 & Cetrimonium Chloride||—|
|SILIKE 9040||Cyclopentasiloxane & Dimethicone Crosspolymer||—|
|SILIKE 9027**||Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimeticonol & Dimethicone Crosspolymer||—|
|FREE PEG-12 LIKE*||PEG-12 Dimethicone||500|
* Soluble in water
** Provides thermal protection
Main applications of Silikes
As they are compounds that have the same properties as silicones, Silikes can be used in cosmetics to achieve the same purpose, such as:
- Comb creams;
- Modeling creams;
- Massage creams;
- Creams and Emulsions;
- Exfoliating creams;
- Cream defroster;
- Leave-in / Leave-on;
- Moisturizing lotion;
- Hair mask;
- Body oil.
Before purchasing one of the traditional silicones, try our Silikes and discover in practice all the advantages of opting for this alternative for making cosmetic products.
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