INCI: Dimethicone

What is Dimethicone?

Dimethicone or polydimethylsiloxane is a silicone-based polymer. It comes as a colorless liquid.

Use & Benefits

It has many different qualities which are valuable from a product perspective. It acts as a formulation defoamer, this is an essential property because when surface tension is lowered in any product, there are chances of creation of foam upon any mechanical shocks it gets. This may make the product look weird or visually, not acceptable. Defoamer makes the product look uniform. It is used to improve skin lubricity and slip. It also helps reduce the greasiness of any product. It enhances the flow of any product. It also forms a film over the skin or hair and prevents moisture loss as well as protects the skin from any environmental exposure. It is suitable for a sunscreen which is to be applied when it has to be used under the water, it provides waterproofing. It can be considered a significant benefit when it is used with high-SPF preparations, as it reduces greasiness and gives acceptable spreadability as well, it is used in skin care, hair care, sun care products.

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