Silicone Resins and Acrylates

Featuring Flexible GRANRESIN Film Formers for Visual Culture & More!

In the world of visual culture today looking good at all times has become mandatory among consumers. With social media, “selfies,” and smartphone features like FaceTime, the digital age has created the obsession to look camera ready for any occasion-at any time. This desire for “pixel perfect,” professional results, has required cosmetic products of all kinds to provide exceptional performance. Concealed blemishes, masked skin imperfections, a flawless skin appearance are now the norm among the benefits that products provide. In addition to these benefits, cosmetic products must also have extended wear properties to last throughout the day (and sometimes night!) as the consumer doesn’t always know when the next group “selfie” is going to happen. This combined with the active lifestyle of many, and improved long wear becomes even more important as consumers don’t have time to continuously reapply products.

The challenge is to not compromise long wear performance with product comfortability. If a cosmetic product is going to be worn throughout the day then it should be comfortable for the consumer too. Sticky, tacky, cracking, drying, are just some of the issues that arise for many “long wear” products on the market today, usually containing trimethylsiloxysilicate. Trimethylsiloxysilicate (also known as TMS or MQ), a highly cross-linked silicone resin, is used for its film forming properties. It provides a variety of benefits such as holding pigments in place for extended wear in color cosmetics as well as providing water-resistance in sun care formulations. While this commonly used resin has its advantages MQ materials still need improvement for enhanced formula performance and feel.

Standard MQ resins form a hard, brittle film that can feel uncomfortable and be drying on the skin. These unwanted effects limit the potential of extended wear formulations. With extended wear categories only continuing to grow, the desire to improve MQ-like materials becomes even greater.

Silicone Film Formers

Product Description INCI Name

Granacrysil BAS is a copolymer of silicone-grafted polybutylacrylate with a sufficient low glass temperature that it is a pourable polymer at room temperature. The optimized ratio of silicone unit to acrylate unit in this copolymer structure makes it mixable and compatible with a variety of cosmetic fluids such as cyclomethicone, dimethicone, hydrocarbon fluids, mineral oils, esters and fatty oils. Consequently, this copolymer can be easily incorporated into cosmetic formulas without requiring a predissolution. Granacrysil BAS has numerous desired attributes, in particular, for color makeup applications: (1) convenience of use; (2) enhanced color adhesion on the skin (long-lasting property); (3) smooth, non-tacky feel; (4) excellent water repellency; (5) emulsifying effect for silicone/oil system; (6) viscosity stabilizing on a multiphase formula. Granacrysil BAS is an ideal polymer ingredient for foundations, lipsticks, mascaras, eyeshadows and face powders. The usage level is recommended to be 2 – 30%.

Butyl Acrylate/Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Acrylate Copolymer

Granacrysil BMAS is a 40% solution of a copolymer of isobutylmethacrylate and silicone-grafted acrylate in isoparaffin. This solution dries quickly on the skin to form an excellent clear, glossy film that is flexible and breathable. The film exhibits outstanding adhesion and water-repellency and can be removed by the use of cyclomethicone, alcohol or mineral spirits. The solution is compatible with a variety of cosmetic materials including cyclomethicone, dimethicone, hydrocarbon fluids, mineral oils, esters and fatty oils/waxes. Granacrysil BMAS is an ideal film-former for color makeup products such as foundations, lipsticks, mascaras, eyeshadows, concealers and blushes, providing a superior long lasting, transfer-resistant property. The usage level is recommended to be 5-40%, preferably, 40% for the best transfer resistant results. An auxiliary product, a cleansing remover, formulated with isoparaffins or cyclomethicones may be needed to remove the color film.

Isododecane (and) Isobutylmethacrylate/Bis-Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Acrylate Copolymer

Granresin MQC-2450 is a 50% active film former of C24-28 alkyl-modified MQ (trimethylsiloxysilicate) resin in cyclopentasiloxane. Offers enhanced film flexibility and comfort compared to standard film formers. Designed for extended wear, non-transfer, and water-resistance applications.

Cyclopentasiloxane (and) C24-28 Alkyldimethylsiloxy Trimethylsiloxysilicate

Granresin MQC-T50 is a 50% active film former of T-modified MQ (trimethylsiloxysilicate) resin in cyclopentasiloxane. Offers enhanced film flexibility and comfort compared to standard film formers. Designed for extended wear, non-transfer, and water-resistance applications.

Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Polymethylsilsesquioxane / Trimethylsiloxysilicate

Granresin MQD-2450 is a 50% active film former of C24-28 alkyl-modified MQ (trimethylsiloxysilicate) resin in dimethicone. Offers enhanced film flexibility and comfort compared to standard film formers. Designed for extended wear, non-transfer, and water-resistance applications.

Dimethicone (and) C24-28 Alkyldimethylsiloxy Trimethylsiloxysilicate

Granresin MQI-2450 is a 50% active film former of C24-28 alkyl-modified MQ (trimethylsiloxysilicate) resin in isododecane. Offers enhanced film flexibility and comfort compared to standard film formers. Designed for extended wear, non-transfer, and water-resistance applications.

Isododecane (and) C24-28 Alkyldimethylsiloxy Trimethylsiloxysilicate

Granresin MQI-T50 is a 50% active film former of T-modified MQ (trimethylsiloxysilicate) resin in isododecane. Offers enhanced film flexibility and comfort compared to standard film formers. Designed for extended wear, non-transfer, and water-resistance applications.

Isododecane (and) Polymethylsilsesquioxane / Trimethylsiloxysilicate

Granresin PHQ-Fluid is an 80% active film former of phenyl-modifed trimethylsiloxysilicate in dimethicone. Offers shine and long wear balance as well as enhanced film flexibility and comfort compared to standard film formers. Designed for extended wear, non-transfer, and water-resistance applications.

Polyphenylsilsesquioxane/Trimethylsiloxysilicate (and) Dimethicone

Granresin PMSQ-Fluid is an 80% active film former of polymethylsilsesquioxane in dimethicone. Offers enhanced film flexibility and comfort compared to standard film formers. Designed for extended wear, non-transfer, and water-resistance applications.

Polymethylsilsesquioxane (and) Dimethicone

Granresin PMSQ-C9 is an 80% active film former of polymethylsilsesquioxane in C9-12 alkane. Offers enhanced film flexibility and comfort compared to standard film formers. Designed for extended wear, non-transfer, and water-resistance applications.

Polymethylsilsesquioxane (and) C9-12 Alkane

Granresin PMSQ-ID is an 80% active film former of polymethylsilsesquioxane in isododecane. Offers enhanced film flexibility and comfort compared to standard film formers. Designed for extended wear, non-transfer, and water-resistance applications.

Polymethylsilsesquioxane (and) Isododecane

Granresin PMSQ-VL is an 80% active film former of polymethylsilsesquioxane in coconut alkanes. Offers enhanced film flexibility and comfort compared to standard film formers. Designed for extended wear, non-transfer, and water-resistance applications.

Polymethylsilsesquioxane (and) Coconut Alkanes