- SIPERNAT® 11 PC as a new functional additive for cosmetics
the cosmetics industry, demand for raw materials for use in natural
cosmetics products is steadily on the rise. To assist our partners in
the industry with this trend Evonik is launching the functional additive
SIPERNAT® 11 PC to substitute microplastics.
Functional additives in cosmetics improve the appearance and sensory properties of cosmetic products.
11 PC has been specially developed under its former name EXP 9590 as a
substitute for microplastics in personal care and toning creams,
foundations, make-up, and face powder. SIPERNAT® 11 PC improves the
sensory properties, leaving a better, more elegant skin feel. It also
acts as an optical blurring agent, mattifies the skin surface, and
reduces visible wrinkles.
SIPERNAT® specialty silica can be used
as to replace polymer materials such as polyethylene, and polypropylene
that have so far been used for this purpose in cosmetics formulations.
Microplastics in cosmetics are currently the subject of debate as global
Following on its SIPERNAT® 2200 PC and
SIPERNAT® 22 PC products for shower gels and face and body peels, Evonik
successfully continues to innovate in the area of resource-conserving
products. A major part of silica-based cosmetics formulations come from
All SIPERNAT® PC products (SIPERNAT® 11 PC, SIPERNAT® 22
PC, and SIPERNAT® 2200 PC) have been listed as nature identical by the
International Natural and Organic Cosmetics Association (NATRUE), a
globally active association that works for the promotion of natural skin
In addition, all the three products have Ecocert certification and can therefore be used in natural cosmetic products.
PC grades are produced in Europe, and expansion to Asia and North
America is planned. Uniform specifications and strict microbiological
checks ensure that every customer is supplied reliably and with
consistently high quality. Evonik has long been a reliable partner of
the cosmetics industry and silicas are used in many other life science
products, e.g. food products and pharmaceuticals.