Purity Grade:No purity grade applicable
Appearance:Clear liquid, bland odor
Solubility:Insoluble in water, soluble in fats and oils
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
Mixture of low and high molecular weight linear silicones. Linear silicones are large polymers (polydimethylsiloxanes) and usually are viscous and more oil-like.
- Has a different feel than ordinary dimethicones as it provides more cushion, greater slip, with a satiny after-feel
- Takes out tackiness of products and is greatly moisturizing
- Provides luxurious skin feels for creams and lotions
Typical use level 1-5%. Add to oil phase of formulas but do not heat over 50°C/125°F. Can also be mixed into emulsions after the temperature dropped to 50°C/125°F. For external use only.
Creams, lotions, hair care products, shower gels, sun care, makeup, massage treatments.