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Methicone

What-it-does: emollient

Details

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

Calpharma Spf Rx Ultra-Clear Daily Skin Hydrator Spf 50 Cliniderm Gentle Protective Lotion Spf 45 Essence All About Matt Fixing Compact Powder Waterproof Etude House Zero Sebum Drying Powder innisfree Matte Mineral Setting Powder Avene Hydrance Optimale Cream Light Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer No7 Airbrush Away Tinted Skin Protector Sofina Beaute Uv Cut Emulsion Moist Spf50+ Pa++++ Sofina Beaute Whitening Uv Cut Emulsion Moist Spf50+ Pa++++ Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Illuminating Concealer Pen Clinique Eye Shadow, Pinks Cotz Face Natural Skin Tone Spf 40 innisfree No Sebum Blur Powder Biore Uv Bright Milk Spf 50+/ Pa+++ Cotz Face Moisture Spf 35 CoverGirl Trublend Minerals Loose Powder Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation NYX Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner Biore Uv Perfect Block Milk Moisture 25Ml Cotz Face Natural Tinted Spf 40 CoverGirl Trublend Matte Made Liquid Foundation DRMTLGY Active Sunscreen Spf49 Erayba Gamma 10 Ex1 cosmetics Foundation Kat Von D True Portrait Lightweight Medium Coverage Foundation Smashbox Photo Finish Reduce Redness Primer Wardah Lightening Two Way Cake Light Feel Spf 15 innisfree Mineral Ultrafine Pact SeneGence Advanced Anti Aging Foundation bareMinerals Barepro™ Performance Wear Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum Spf 20 Biore Uv Face Milk Spf50+ Pa++++ Biore Uv Perfect Face Milk (Spf50+ / Pa++++) Etude House Dear Girls Oil Control Pact Faces Canada Second Skin Foundation J. Cat Aquasurance Compact Foundation Kanebo Allie Extra Uv Gel Spf50+ Beautybio The Perfector 4-In-1 Skin Perfecting Silk Spf 30 Lancôme Teint Miracle Radiant Foundation Neostrata Daytime Protection Cream Spf 23 Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum Spf 60+ Pony Effect Sharping Brow Definer In #Crimson Sofina Beaute Whitening Uv Cut Emulsion Light Spf50+ Pa++++ Younique Liquid Foundation (Some Shades) iS Clinical Eclipse Spf50+ Translucent innisfree Canola Honey Lip Balm - Deep Moisture Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer Spf 47 Laura mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder M.A.C Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer