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Cosmetics Ingredients


CAS Number: 63148-62-9 / 9006-65-9 / 9016-00-6
Chem/IUPAC Name: Polydimethylsiloxane
EINECS/ELINCS No: - / - / - /
COSING REF No: 33401
Dimethicone is one of the most common ingredients in cosmetics. It acts as an anti-foaming agent, skin protectant and skin & hair conditioner. It prevents water loss by forming a hydrating barrier on the skin. It is used in a wide range of cosmetics products including creams and lotions, bath soaps, shampoo and hair care products. The FDA approved dimethicone for personal care products, and it is generally considered to be safe to use.

What does DIMETHICONE do in a formulation?

  • Antifoaming
  • Emollient
  • Skin conditioning
  • Skin protecting

Who supplies DIMETHICONE ?

Huangshan Qiangli Chemical
Elkem Silicones
BRB International BV
Thornley Company

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