No purity grade applicable
Clear liquid, bland odor
Insoluble in water, soluble in fats and oils
Store in a closed container at a dry place at room temperature
Raw Material Source
Dimethyldichlorosilane and water
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).
Not animal tested
GMO-free (does not contain plant-derived components)
Does not contain animal-derived components
Dimethicone is registered as an OTC skin protectant drug with the FDA (Category I; allowed concentration 1-30%). This means that if you want to sell a finished product containing dimethicone and you make a skin protectant claim (incl. minor cuts, scrapes, burns, chapped skin and lips, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, and insect bites), dimethicone must then be listed under 'Active Ingredients' on the label. Also, your facility and your product must be registered with the FDA and you must operate under cGMP guidelines. However, if no skin protectant drug claims are made on the label, dimethicone is not considered an OTC drug and no registration is needed.