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Penstia™ Powder
CAS No: 0027925-07-1

Penstia™ Powder is novel polymer that imparts a silky, creamy, cushiony feel to cosmetic formulations. Their porous spheres allow for high oil loading, which is useful for active entrapment, stabilization and sebum absorption. The particles 'roll' rather than 'drag', adding exceptional slip to any formulation. The chemical composition gives it dry binding properties and also allows it to be used in both water and oil phases, resulting in improved formula stability and reduced tackiness.

Penstia™ Powder polymer spheres can be used in the oil or water phase of a product to increase stability, reduce tackiness, and add slip with a silky, creamy skin feel. Penstia™ Powder has a synergistic effect with silicones and esters to increase thickening in products, and can be used to absorb sebum and deliver active ingredients. Penstia™ Powder can be used in mild cleansing products at up to 3% for gentle sebum absorption. It can be added to make-up products to increase slip and glide as well as sebum absorption.

Key benefits:

  • Adds exceptional slip to emulsions
  • Offers a silky, creamy skin feel
  • Absorbs sebum in make-up or cleansing products
  • Delivers active ingredients to skin


  • Make Up (Foundation, Powders, Eye Shadow, Lipstick)
  • Emulsion Products (Skin Care, Hair Care, Sun Care)

Formulating with Penstia™ Powder

  • Use high shear mixing (stick blender) when incorporating Penstia™ Powder into lotions and creams.
  • For powder formulations, formulate in the same manner as conventional cosmetic powders
  • Penstia™ Powder has a synergistic effect with cyclic and linear silicones and low polar organic esters causing increased thickening. Wetting and mixing the product with these materials under rapid mixing will break up agglomerates and disperse the product.
  • If used in a product that also contains xanthan gum, gum arabic, or carbomers in the water phase, disperse those first, then add the Penstia™ Powder.

Usage Rate: 3 - 5%

Appearance: White powder with agglomeration
Average Particle Size: 3 to 20 microns
Storage: Room temperature
Shelf Life: 18 - 24 months, properly stored.
Country of Origin: USA

INCI: Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer

Shipping Information:  HS# 3908000000


California Prop 65 Statement: The following statement is made in order to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This product is not known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Technical Data

Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Penstia™ Powder SDS


Lotioncrafter formulas in which this ingredient appears are listed below. Formulas are used as a means to provide basic formulating information and guidance in the use of ingredients Lotioncrafter supplies. Formulations are provided in percentages, grams and ounces. Most create a batch size of 1000g (33 ounces). Because percentages are provided, they can be sized up or down with ease.

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By accessing this formulation you acknowledge that it is your responsibility to ensure formulation integrity and freedom to practice and that the information herein is provided with no warranties express or implied. Ensuring suitability and stability is your responsibility in every respect and should include doing appropriate formula stability and preservative efficacy testing as well as appropriate patent search and analysis.

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