Dimethicone is popular because it is a great emollient (an emollient soften, soothes and protects the skin by acting as a barrier layer on the skin/hair, keeping the natural water/moisture from drying out). For this reason, you will often see dimethicone used in formulas for lotions, as well as hair care products. Usually, it is not more than 1% - 5% of the formula.
Our color-cosmetic customers like to use Dimethicone for several projects:
- to make a makeup primer
- to turn their loose powder makeup into a "pressed powder" (see other blog post)
- to improve the slip, shine and feel of a lipstick or lip gloss
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