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Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Dow
Caprylyl Methicone. DOWSIL™ FZ-3196 acts as a surfactant and co-solubilizer between silicone oil and hydrocarbon oil. It is non-flammable, non-occlusive and provides unique light, soft, smooth & less dry feel. It offers moderate volatility, low viscosity, low surface tension and excellent spreadability. It shows no residue, improved gloss & color intensity in lipsticks and reduced tackiness or greasy feel of vegetable oils. It exhibits long lasting fragrance retention (up to 24 hrs.), immediate drying and no burning sensation. It is compatible with wide range of cosmetic ingredients. DOWSIL™ FZ-3196 finds application in formulating skin care (e.g. moisturizers, gels, make-up removers, facial cleansers), sun care, color cosmetics (e.g. lipsticks), hair care (e.g. leave-on treatments) and antiperspirant & deodorants.
  • Surfactants / Cleansing Agents
  • Solubilizers
  • Silicones
  • smoothness
  • non-occlusive
  • non-greasy
  • tackiness reducing / non-tacky
  • spreading
  • softness
  • drying time reducing/ fast drying
  • dry feeling
  • color retention/colorstay
  • light feeling
  • glossy/ultra-glossy
  • fragrance enhancement

Compatiblity with other products

Find products that are predicted to be compatible with DOWSIL™ FZ-3196.

This list of compatible products is generated out of estimated HSP values. A practical determination of these HSP values would provide higher certainty.
Learn more about Hansen Solubility Parameters (HSP) and their use in predictive formulation.

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