INCI: Dimethicone copolyol

What is Dimethicone copolyol?

It is a term used for all silicone-based polymers. Silicone polymers mainly form all different chains of different polymers using different bonds, such as silicon hydride bonds, vinyl bonds, and also some double bonds are replaced to form an entirely new product. So, the polymers range from swollen gels to various oils (Dimethicone). Addition of hydrophobic content (long alkyl chains) or hydrophilic contents (polyethylene glycol) makes an altogether different product with different rheology. Silicone polymers are used everywhere in any or every industry, and there are many different types of polymers used.