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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

FarmStay Black Snail Premium Eye Roll On Catalysis S.L. Cicatrix Scar Reducing Cream Kao Biore Kao - Biore UV Perfect Milk SPF 50+ Pa++++ L'Oreal pairs Loreal Dream Length Leave In Creame Make Over Silky Smooth Loose Powder Elementwo Canvas Blend Foundation Ever pure Shea Butter Conditioner Kose Coenrich Medicated Q10 Whitening Hand Moist Gel Cream LANEIGE Neo Essential Blurring Finish Powder MAC Studio fix powder plus foundation Oxygenetix Oxygenating Acne Control Foundation Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation Careline Oil Control Mattifying Loose Powder (sugar) 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 Chillab Lavender Matte Powder Cliniderm Gentle Protective Lotion Spf 45 Essence All About Matt Fixing Compact Powder Waterproof Essence You Better Work! Fixing Powder Etude House Etude - Zero Sebum Drying 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 innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder Blue Cap Crema Psoriasis Hair.toxx Protective Masque In2it Waterproof Eyebrow Colour Issada Mineral Loose Rice Powder (Cool) Kimiko Beauty Lifting Pressed Powder Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Light Catcher Pretty Skin Aqua Powdery Sun Cream Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lip Color Ruby Rose Matte Foundation Vanicream Moisturizing Ointment