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What-it-does: emollient


Bearing a close relationship to the famous Dimethicone, Methicone is the slightly trimmed down version missing the methyl (-CH3)  groups on one side of the silicone chain. Like most silicones, it has nice emollient properties and improves the spreadability of products.

But Methicone's main thing in practice is not being an emollient but a silicone fluid for hydrophobization treatment of powders, i.e. making solid powders (mineral filters & color pigments) very water resistant and easily spreadable. Methicone does this by absorbing traces of water from the surface of pigments that is very useful for mineral sunscreens and makeup products. 

Products with Methicone

Catalysis S.L. Cicatrix Scar Reducing Cream Kao Biore Kao - Biore UV Perfect Milk SPF 50+ Pa++++ Make Over Silky Smooth Loose Powder Ever pure Shea Butter Conditioner MAC Studio fix powder plus foundation Oxygenetix Oxygenating Acne Control Foundation Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation Doll Face Stretch It Out Crème Flex Concealer Holika Holika Bouncing Petit BB SPF 30 PA++ Holika Holika Moisturizing Petit BB SPF 30 PA++ Holika Holika Petit Bb Clearing Kumano Cosme Deve Cleansing Oil Lira Clinical Oil Free SPF Lira Clinical SPF Solar Shield 30 Oil Free SANA White Cream VT Cica No Sebum Mild Powder Calpharma Spf Rx Ultra-Clear Daily Skin Hydrator Spf 50 Cliniderm Gentle Protective Lotion Spf 45 Essence All About Matt Fixing Compact Powder Waterproof Essence You Better Work! Fixing Powder Etude House Zero Sebum Drying Powder Etude House Zero Sebum Drying Powder Kose Cosmeport Moisture Mild White Perfect Gel UV MAC Blot Powder / Pressed Make Happy Skin Physical UV Defense Cream SPF 50+ PA+++ Mentholatum Acnes Uv Tint Spf 35/ Pa+++ Merle Norman Ultra Powder Foundation Rimmel London Lasting Finish Powder Foundation St. Tropez Bronzer 3 In 1 innisfree Matte Mineral Setting Powder innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder Blue Cap Crema Psoriasis Issada Mineral Loose Rice Powder (Cool) Pretty Skin Aqua Powdery Sun Cream Ruby Rose Matte Foundation Skinfood Peach Cotton Multi Finish Powder Vanicream Moisturizing Ointment Artistry Exact Fit Pressed Powder Aveda Petal Essence™ Eye Color Trio Avene Hydrance Optimale Cream Light Colorescience Natural Finish Mineral Foundation SPF 20 Dior Forever Cushion Powder It's Skin Babyface Petit Blusher L'Oreal Paris Infallible® Tinted Loose Setting Powder Lancôme Long Time No Shine Loose Powder Lust Minerals Liquid Illuminator Make Up Forever Ultra Hd Stick Foundation Max Factor Facefinity Compact Foundation Revolution Pro Matte Primer Rose All Day The Realest Lightweight Compact Powder