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100% active cyclic silicone polymer blend consisting of siloxane D4 (cyclotetrasiloxane) and siloxane D5 (cyclopentasiloxane). Cyclic silicones are low-molecular weight silicones and are not viscous but very fluid and often used as solvents. Linear silicones (e.g. dimethicone) are large high-molecular polymers that are viscous and more oil-like.
- Rapidly evaporates without cooling the skin. Leaves the skin dry, smooth and silky
- Ideal carrier for makeup, other color cosmetic skin creams, deodorants and stick products without the oily feel
- Provides excellent stability and aesthetics
Typical use level 1-10% (up to 50% possible), add to oil phase of formulas but do not heat over 50°C (125°F). Can also be mixed into emulsions after the temperature drops to 50°C (125°F). For external use only.
Color cosmetics, creams, deodorants, sticks, hair care products.
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No purity grade applicable
Clear to slightly hazy liquid, odorless
Very low water solubility (20 micrograms/L), soluble in alcohol, mixable in oils
Store in a closed container at a dry place at room temperature
Country of Origin
Raw Material Source
Dimethyldichlorosilane and water
Cyclomethicone is made from dimethyldichlorosilane which is produced by powdered silicon (silicone dioxide) and methyl chloride. Dimethyldichlorosilane is then hydrolyzed to give a hydrolysate mixture of polysiloxanes. In a polymerization reaction with water the polysiloxanes are then polymerized to a cyclic polymer (cyclomethicone) consisting of either 4 siloxane units (cyclotetrasiloxane) or 5 siloxane units (cyclopentasiloxane).
Not animal tested
GMO-free (does not contain plant-derived components)
Does not contain animal-derived components
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