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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

Cliniderm Gentle Protective Lotion Spf 45 Etude House Zero Sebum Drying Powder Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Illuminating Concealer Pen Cotz Face Natural Skin Tone Spf 40 Biore Uv Bright Milk Spf 50+/ Pa+++ Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation NYX Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner Biore Uv Perfect Block Milk Moisture 25Ml Cotz Face Natural Tinted Spf 40 innisfree Mineral Ultrafine Pact bareMinerals Barepro™ Performance Wear Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum Spf 20 Biore Uv Perfect Face Milk (Spf50+ / Pa++++) Etude House Dear Girls Oil Control Pact J. Cat Aquasurance Compact Foundation Kanebo Allie Extra Uv Gel Spf50+ Neostrata Daytime Protection Cream Spf 23 Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum Spf 60+ Pony Effect Sharping Brow Definer In #Crimson Younique Liquid Foundation (Some Shades) Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer Spf 47 M.A.C Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer Medicube Red Concealer Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'R Soft Matte Longwear Foundation iWhite Korea Recovery Sleeping Gel Mask innisfree Perfect Uv Protection Cream Long Lasting Spf50+ Pa++++ Oily Skin LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask IPKN Big Apple Sun Cream Spf 50 Kiss New York Pro Touch Powder Foundation Nature Republic Collagen Dream 70 Essence LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask In Vanilla Missha Color Fix Eye Primer Ishizawa - SHIGAISEN YOHOU Non-Chemical UV Gel Spf30 Pa+++ Neostrata Sheer Physical Protection Spf 50 Pa++++ Clinique Even Better Makeup Spf 15 Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer Holika Holika Holi Pop Bb Cream Matte KIKO Make Up Skin Tone Concealer RITUALS The Ritual Of Karma Sun Protection Face Cream 30 EXUVIANCE BY NEOSTRATA Sheer Daily Protector Spf 50 Avene Ultra-Light Mineral Lotion Spf 50+ (Face) Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation Erborian Bb Creme Nude Spf 20 La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ac Spf30 Matte Fluid Anti-Shine Peripera Peri'S Ink Velvet (#6 Celeb Deep Rose) Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Spf 35 Pa+++ Avene Light Mineral Lotion Spf 50+ (Face & Body) (Canada) Avene Mineral Light Mattifying Sunscreen Lotion Spf 50+
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