Nylonpoly® is a range of Nylon-12 powders with different sizes and surface treatments. Nylonpolys are also available with encapsulated actives such as vitamin E and Q10. Nylonpolys are spherical particles with a sponge-like structure and soft feel. These particles form elevations on the surface of emulsion when the emulsion is applied onto the skin. These elevations prevent airborne particles from attaching onto the surface giving the skin an anti-pollution shield.
Nylonpolys are used as texturizing agents, dry binders and emulsion stabilizers. They also give a mattifying effect to emulsions and powder applications. The spherical shape and sponge-like structure give a soft feel and enhanced spreadability. Nylonpolys can stabilize emulsions by hindering Brownian movement. This is due to the particle size and density of Nylonpolys.
Nylonpolys can also be used as a fragrance or active delivery system as they can absorb liquids 25% of their own weight. The fragrance will get slowly released as it evaporates from the Nylonpolys due to the heat of the skin, and actives get released depending on their characteristics in relation to those of the skin and the Nylonpoly® sphere. Fragrance and active loaded Nylonpolys are available as custom tailored projects.