Lubrizol Life Science Beauty’s (LLS Beauty) SilSense™ Bio 5 emollient, a sustainable silicone alternative bringing unique sensorial and performance to makeup formulations, won the Silver Make-up Bar Award at the recent in-cosmetics® Global in Barcelona. The jury recognized innovative technologies that offer brands a way to deliver captivating sensorial and makeup finishes. 

In makeup applications, the addition of SilSense™ Bio 5 emollient provides formulations with a smooth and dry afterfeel as well as good pigment dispersion. Using it shows less transfer of makeup, and by adding SilSense™ Bio 5 emollient, formulations keep their fluidity over time, meaning improved product shelf life and sensorial experience. 

At in-cosmetics Global, SilSense™ Bio 5 emollient was featured in several makeup formulations: 

  • Fluid Powder Foundation for Oily Skin – This velvety foundation spreads on the skin like a fluid powder delivering smoothness, immediate oil and shine control, and full coverage that lasts with a powdery afterfeel. 
  • Glittery Eye Gloss Shadow – Innovative texture transforms from a jelly to a powdery fluid with excellent pigment load and dispersion. Perfect for building eye-catching looks, full of color. 
  • Cream-to-powder Face Contour Bronzer – Bronzer cream melts seamlessly with the skin settling into a powdery finish and non-transfer. Ideal for highlighting and enhancing the best features with a look that stays all day. 
  • Liquid Silky Blush and Lipstick – This multipurpose rose-tint formula glides right on lips for a velvety, nonsticky finish, and blends over cheeks for a healthy and glowy look. 
  • Milky Bi-phase Micellar Makeup Remover – Once shaken and sprayed on the skin, this biphasic makeup remover has a milky micellar water texture that leaves the skin refreshed and gently cleansed. 

SilSenseTM Bio 5 emollient is a biodegradable, highly pure, fast-spreading volatile emollient, that provides a lightweight and nongreasy soft feel to the hair, scalp and skin. To be used as a silicone alternative to Cyclopentasiloxane D5 in leave-on applications, with similar performance and sensory feel, it is suitable for makeup, skin care, sun care, hair care and hair color. It is also COSMOS-approved and vegan-, halal- and kosher-compliant. 

SilSense™ Bio 5 emollient was also included as a finalist in the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award category for innovative functional ingredient and joined by LLS Beauty’s Xpozuki™ biotech ingredient, a finalist in the Green Ingredient Award category. 

To learn more about SilSense™ Bio 5 emollient, Xpozuki™ biotech ingredient and LLS Beauty, visit:

About Lubrizol Beauty

The Beauty business team at Lubrizol Life Science partners with customers and industry leaders to deliver a beautiful skin experience, providing consumers with trending solutions, substantiated benefits and superior sensory enjoyment.

About The Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, leverages its unmatched science and innovation to solve complex challenges for customers, drive sustainable and measurable results and help millions of people, communities and businesses around the world move cleaner, create smarter and live better every day. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales and technical offices around the world and has approximately 8,000 employees.

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