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Maximum Loading (ML)-Treated Pigments; INCI name: Dimethicone PEG-3 Laurate

ML surface treatments utilize a hydrophobic siloxane with an embedded polar segment that disrupts particle-particle interaction. The combination of alkyl and polyethylene glycol functional groups are balanced to maximize wetting in non-polar oils.

Maximum Loading Treatment Benefits:

  • High pigment loading
  • Excellent pigment wetting in oils
  • Low oil absorption
  • Water repellency
  • Low viscosity dispersions
  • Improved compressibility
  • Maximizes color intensity

Recommended Uses:

  • Powder cream formulations
  • Pencils
  • Cream eyeshadows
  • Stick eyeshadows

Made to order!

* For pigments not linked to product pages, please contact Personal Care team for information or for custom treatments.


Powder Cream Concealer with ML Pigments and SerebriteTM SS

This high coverage formula applies like a cream, yet has the dry feel of a powder. Dimethicone Maximum Loading (ML) pigments allow for higher pigment loading due to low oil absorption and excellent wetting proprieties. Seribrite™ SS is added as a boron nitride replacement due to its whiteness, slip, and creamy feel upon application.

INCI NameIngredientSupplierWeight %
Phase A
Ethylhexyl PalmitateCeraphyl® 368Ashland12.00
TribeheninSyncrowax™ HRCCroda4.50
C30-45 Alkyl MethiconeAMS C-30Dow Silicones4.50
C20-40 AlcoholsPerformacol™ 425New Phase Technology0.25
Benzoic Acid----0.10
Ascorbic Palmitate----0.05
Phase B
Ethylhexyl PalmitateCeraphyl® 368Ashland20.60
Polyglyceryl-3 DiisostearateCithrol™ PG3D2Croda1.00
Quaternium-18 HectoriteBentone® 38VElementis0.20
Titanium Dioxide (&) Dimethicone PEG-3 LaurateTitanium Dioxide MLGelest19.70
Iron Oxides (&) Dimethicone PEG-3 LaurateYellow Iron Oxide MLGelest2.50
Iron Oxides (&) Dimethicone PEG-3 LaurateRed Iron Oxide MLGelest0.85
Iron Oxides (&) Dimethicone PEG-3 LaurateBlack Iron Oxide MLGelest0.15
Talc (&) Dimethicone PEG-3 LaurateTalc MLGelest18.60
Mica (&) Stearyl TriethoxysilaneSeribriteTM SSGelest15.00

  • Combine Phase A and heat to 80 °C under stirring.

  • Add Phase B and mix on three roll mill to disperse.

  • Reheat to 70 °C and pour.
  • See in Formulary.