Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care

Our innovative products and additives offer solutions for applications ranging from medicinal tablets to skin and beauty care.


Our CAB-O-SIL® fumed silica and SpectrAl® fumed alumina products have unique properties and serve as key ingredients for a wide variety of cosmetic and personal care products, including antiperspirants, hair and body care products, cosmetics, fragrances and dental products.

Absorption and more

Aerogel is easily incorporated into personal care products to increase absorption, create matte effects and control fragrance delivery in a variety of applications. Our aerogel products are currently being used by major cosmetics and personal care companies for:

  • Oil absorption for skin and hair care
  • Low-gloss, matting optical effects
  • Viscosity modification
  • Fragrance retention 
  • Moisture control

Aerogel is sold through Dow Corning under the trade name VM2270.