Purity Grade:No purity grade applicable
Appearance:Clear, slightly viscous liquid, odorless
Solubility:Insoluble in water, partly soluble in alcohol, dispersible in oils & fats
Storage:Store in a closed container at a dry place at room temperature
Country of Origin:China
Raw Material Source:Dimethyldichlorosilane and water
Manufacture:Dimethicone is made from dimethyldichlorosilane which is produced by powdered silicon (silicone dioxide) and methyl chloride. Dimethyldichlorosilane is then hydrolyzed to give a hydrolysate of polysiloxanes. In a polymerization reaction with water the polysiloxanes are then polymerized to linear silicone polymers with different chain length (dimethicones).
Animal Testing:Not animal tested
GMO:GMO-free (does not contain plant-derived components)
Vegan:Does not contain animal-derived components
Dimethicone 500 is a 100% active linear silicone polymer with a viscosity of 500 cps. Linear silicones are large high-molecular polymers (polydimethylsiloxanes) and usually are viscous and more oil-like.
- Used for its chemical stability in anti-foams, color cosmetics and hair care products
- Takes out the whitening of creams and lotions when rubbed into the skin and gives a non-greasy, dry feel
- Improves wet and dry combing, gives softness and silky gloss in hair care products
- Makes colors more dispersible (solvent)
Typical use level 1-20% (up to 50% possible), add to oil phase of formulas or at the end of formula. Do not heat over 50°C (125°F). For external use only.