AEROSIL® R 816 (Silica Silylate) by Evonik | -Glenn Corp-


Silica Silylate
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Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont


Your Formulation Solution for Stable, Emulsifier-Free Emulsions with AEROSIL® R 816

The fumed silica powder offers an alternative technology to stabilize oil/water emulsions. Due to the special surface modification of the silica both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties are introduced in just one material. This enables AEROSIL® R 816 to enrich at oil/water interfaces and thereby stabilize oil droplets in a continuous water phase by the Pickering effect. Furthermore, AEROSIL® R 816 brings structure to the continuous water phase and increases its viscosity which limits the mobility of the oil droplets, thereby providing for even more emulsion stability.

AEROSIL® R 816 presents the formulator with a simple, easy-to-use W/O emulsion for the creation of emulsifier-free lotions and creams.

  1. Ideal for sensitive skin
  2. No need for a thickener. Simply adjust the use levels (1% for a lotion, 3% for a cream)
  3. No heating or cooling, less energy, increased sustainability profile


Benefits of AEROSIL R 816:

  • Silica is the most abundant mineral on earth—easy and cost-effective to utilize
  • Eliminate emulsifier and thickener
  • Reduce greasy, oily skin feel
  • Improve SPF by replacing PEG emulsifiers in sunscreens with AEROSIL® R 816


Versatile Raw Materials for Personal Care Formulations


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