Momentive launches HARMONIE GB-2301 blend

Momentive Performance Materials expands its range of naturally derived ingredients for Beauty and Personal Care with the launch of HARMONIE GB-2301 blend.

When science and nature work together, you find HARMONIE™

NISKAYUNA, New York – January 15, 2024 – Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. (Momentive), a global high-performance silicones and specialty solutions company, presents HARMONIETM GB-2301 blend – a new ingredient that further expands Momentive’s range of high-performance, naturally-derived ingredients for the beauty and personal care industry.

The HARMONIE™ product range combines Momentive’s world-leading technical expertise with naturally derived plant and mineral feedstocks. This winning combination delivers more sustainable, high-performance personal care ingredients with a higher content from biobased renewable feedstocks.

HARMONIETM GB-2301 blend is an ultra-high molecular weight silicone gum delivered in a light volatile carrier that is naturally derived and biodegradable. The ingredient has a Natural Origin Index of 0.57 (ISO 16128) and is an ideal alternative to silicone gum blends based on volatile silicones such as Cyclopentasiloxane (D5), especially considering upcoming European regulatory changes.

As a silicone gum blend, HARMONIETM GB-2301 blend provides exceptional conditioning and sensory benefits in color cosmetics, hair, skin, and sun care products.

Sensory evaluation tests compared HARMONIETM GB-2301 blend against Cyclopentasiloxane based gum blends in hair serums and oils. The results showed HARMONIETM GB-2301 blend to be an ideal alternative with closely matched performance during and after application. A comparison of hair shine and frizz control also showed no loss of performance, which further supports replacing traditional silicone gum blends with HARMONIETM GB-2301 blend due to its higher naturality index.

“We are focused on developing innovations that enable a more effective, sustainable future for generations to come. In Beauty and Personal Care, this means that Momentive will continue to develop its naturally derived ingredients portfolio offering comparable performance to silicone-based ingredients,” said Jose-Luis Conde, VP & Global Segment Leader, Personal Care.


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Rescue and Repair Nourishing Hair Oil

Rescue and Repair Nourishing Hair Oil provides shine and soft, silky frizz-free tresses without leaving an oily residue. . Harmonie™ GB-2301 blend enhances the sensory performance on hair, providing improved manageability, conditioning and a smooth, non-greasy feel.

Sleek and Shine Hair Serum

Sleek and Shine Hair Serum is an anhydrous conditioner and styling aid designed for use on wet or dry hair. Just a very small amount of this hair serum is all that is needed to add shine and softness to hair—it’s powered by a high molecular weight silicone gum and non-silicone emollients for performance to meet the needs of today’s consumer.