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Viscosity Modifiers

Viscosity Modifiers

GELAID® fluids are silicone compounds formulated specifically for increasing the viscosity of serum formulations or silicone phases that are used in a variety hair and skin treatment products. GELAID® fluids can be formulated into clear to translucent gels for a wide variety of applications. GELAID® fluids are manufactured with strict specifications to achieve batch-to-batch consistency.


Our range includes:

GELAID® 5561

Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone (and) Phenyl Trimethicone

Used to thicken anhydrous serums and sprays and can also is used as an aesthetic modifier in hair conditioners and skin care creams and lotions. Contains less than 0.1% of cyclotetrasiloxane. Cyclotetrasiloxane free version of GELAID® 5565.

GELAID® 5565

Cyclomethicone (and) Dimethicone (and) Phenyl Trimethicone

Used to thicken anhydrous serums and sprays and can also is used as an aesthetic modifier in hair conditioners and skin care creams and lotions.

GELAID® 8205

Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone

Used as a base for hair shine products or micro-emulsion gel laminators. High solids shine serum. Volatile carrier fluid provides quick volatility.

GELAID® CPDP

Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone (and) Phenyl Trimethicone

Specifically designed gelling ingredient for formulating clear refractive index products. Provides high gloss and heat protection for non-chemical hair straighteners.

GELAID® CPDP-CF

Dimethicone (and) Phenyl Trimethicone

Cyclic-free formulated product specifically designed for making clear refractive index gel products. It provides high gloss and protection to the hair from thermal treatments such as blow drying.

GELAID® CPE

Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (and) Hydroxyethyl Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer

Formulation aid used to create luxurious Silicone-in-Water creams and lotions. Specifically developed for cold mix process. Multi-phasic properties permit the incorporation of both functional oil and water-based active ingredients.   

GELAID® CPE-CF

Dimethicone (and) Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (and) Hydroxyethyl Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer

A cyclic-free version of GELAID® CPE. Same properties using a combination of volatile dimethicones in place of the cyclopentasiloxane for formulas requiring cyclic-free raw materials.