Standard Viscosity Dimethicone Fluids

Chemical Name: Linear Polydimethylsiloxane Fluids

What are Dimethicones? Dimethicones are linear, Polydimethylsiloxanes with viscosities ranging from 1.5cSt to 20 million cSt. They are clear, colorless, odorless and inert fluids that are used in a wide array of cosmetic formulations. Dimethicones are characterized by their softening effect on skin and hair. They are hydrophobic (water-repellent) without restricting respiration of the skin, which makes them beneficial in skin creams and lotions. The inertness of the fluids enhance the stability and shelf life of the cosmetic formulations.

Dimethicones are compatible with a wide variety of cosmetic solvents and are particularly effective when blended with cyclomethicones. Lower viscosities have lower surface tensions and greater miscibility in mineral oils, light esters and suntan agents.

Due to these characteristics, Dimethicones are widely used in skin creams, suntan lotions, hair conditioners, bath oils, shaving foams, shampoos, etc..

CAS No: 63148-62-9

INCI Name: Dimethicone

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Product Equivalent: Dow Corning 200® Fluid, 50cs, Dow Corning 200® Fluid, 100cs, Dow Corning 200®, 200cs, Dow Corning 200®350cs, Dow Corning 200®5000cs, Dow Corning 200®1000cs, GE SF96-50, GE SF96-100cs, GE SF96-200cs, GE SF 96-350, GE SF96-500, GE SF96-1000

 

Use: Standard Viscosity Dimethicone Fluids are clear, tasteless, odorless linear polydimethylsiloxane fluids (CAS # 63148-62-9) that have the INCI Name Dimethicone. These fluids range in viscosities from 50cSt (centistoke) to 1,000cS

Standard Viscosity Dimethicone Fluids are characterized by their hydrophobic nature(water repellent), wide service temperature range, excellent lubricity, miscibility with a wide range of cosmetic solvents, and soft-emollient feel. They are widely used as base fluids in a number of personal care products for hair and skin.

Standard Viscosity Dimethicone Fluids provide a hydrophobic,but breathable barrier to the skin which allows skin to perspire. Dimethicone Fluids are used in a wide variety of antiperspirants, skin creams, skin lotions, suntan lotions, bath oils, hair care products etc. They are compatible with a wide range of cosmetic solvents and are particularly advantageous when blended with cyclomethicones.

Properties:

  • Excellent base fluids for a wide range of cosmetic formulations
  • Medium viscosities
  • Excellent lubrication
  • Low surface tensions….spreads easily
  • Clear, tastless and odorless
  • Excellent lubricant
  • Low heat of vaporization
  • Hydrophobic
  • Low pour points
  • Inert: improves stability and shelf-life of formulations
  • Miscible with a wide range of cosmetic oils
  • Exempt from federal VOC regulations including CARB and South Coast Air Quality