Enhancing the Soft Focus Effect in Cosmetics and Skincare

RESIFA™ SOLESPHERE™ H-121 silicas are porous, 12 μm spherical particles with high surface areas. When added to skin care formulations, these silicas impart a mattifying or blurring effect that minimizes the look of pores. These silicas can improve a products’ visual aesthetics, and are excellent alternatives to talcs, microplastics and silicones.

SOLESPHERE silicas achieve the soft focus effect by controlling the light transmission and diffusion in and out of the skin, which optically blurs skin wrinkles, hides inperfections and reduces the appearance of fine lines.

solesphere light scattering effect

It is especially suited for oil/water emulsions because it improves the feel of the product on the skin by reducing greasiness, sliminess and stickiness.

SOLESPHERE H-121 Characteristics
  • Dry, fine, white, spherical powder
  • Amorphous
  • Microspherical silica range (3–20 μm)
  • Porous and nonporous grades
  • Natural-derived mineral
  • Non-nanoparticle, nonplastic
  • INCI: Silica
  • ECOCERT and COSMOS certified
  • Manufactured in Japan, available worldwide
solesphere haze and total tranmission measurements
About RESIFA™ SOLESPHERE™ Microspheres

All SOLESPHERE particles are natural, environmentally safe additives enhancing the performance of cosmetics, beauty, and skincare products. Compared with plastic beads, SOLESPHERE microspheres roll better and do not deform when touched.

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SOLESPHERE™ H-121 is a specialty mineral microspherical silica. The H-121 has a 12 µm particle size and provides a silky…
Manufacturer: AGC Chemicals Americas
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