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Silicone Gel
Silicone Gel

Silicone Gel

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Description: Silicone crosspolymer gel consisting of cyclopentasiloxane and dimethicone (crosspolymers are aliphatic). Clear to slightly hazy gel. Insoluble in water.

CAS: 541-02-6, 213629-14-2

INCI Name: Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone crosspolymer

Benefits:
  • Improves the feel, aesthetic and elegance of skin and hair care products
  • Thick emollient that adds viscosity and substance to creams
  • Can be used as primer under makeup
  • leaves a long lasting, silky smooth & powdery after-feel

Use: Add to oil phase of formulas or after formulation is completed. Typical use level: 1-20% as emollient in emulsions. Can also be used pure directly on the skin. For external use only.

Applications: Creams, lotions, sunscreen, makeup, hair care.

Country of Origin: USA

Raw material source: Dimethicone and dimethyldichlorosilane

Manufacture: Dimethicone crosspolymer is produced by crosslinking dimethicone polymeric chains via a hydrosilation reaction. This reaction consists of the addition of silicon hydride bonds (SiH) within the dimethicone polymer backbones using platinum as catalyst. 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).

Animal Testing: Not animal tested

GMO: GMO free (does not contain plant-derived components)

Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components

Documents: SDS, Fact Sheet, Sample Recipe, Certificate of Analysis

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