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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

Make Over Silky Smooth Loose Powder MAC Studio fix powder plus foundation Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation SANA White Cream 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 Etude House Zero Sebum Drying Powder Make Happy Skin Physical UV Defense Cream SPF 50+ PA+++ Mentholatum Acnes Uv Tint Spf 35/ Pa+++ St. Tropez Bronzer 3 In 1 innisfree Matte Mineral Setting Powder innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder Ruby Rose Matte Foundation Skinfood Peach Cotton Multi Finish Powder Avene Hydrance Optimale Cream Light It's Skin Babyface Petit Blusher Lancôme Long Time No Shine Loose Powder Make Up Forever Ultra Hd Stick Foundation Revolution Pro Matte Primer Rose All Day The Realest Lightweight Compact Powder Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer Coxir Ceramide Daily UV Sun Block Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder Shade Fair No7 Airbrush Away Tinted Skin Protector Sofina Beaute Uv Cut Emulsion Moist Spf50+ Pa++++ Sofina Beaute Whitening Uv Cut Emulsion Moist Spf50+ Pa++++ Urban Decay Brow Beater Microfine Brow Pencil And Brush Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Palette XX Revolution Pore Fixx Detoxing Primer Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Illuminating Concealer Pen By Terry HYALURONIC PRESSED HYDRA-POWDER FACE SETTING POWDER Clinique Eye Shadow, Pinks Cotz Face Natural Skin Tone Spf 40 Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer Holika Holika Make Up Sun Cream Smith Total Sunscreen Spf50+ Pa+++ Suisai Beauty Clear Powder 2 Enzymes* + Amino Acid Based Cleansing Agents innisfree No Sebum Blur Powder BEAUTYBLENDER Bounce™ Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation Biore Uv Bright Milk Spf 50+/ Pa+++ Bourjois Paris Delice De Poudre Highlighting Palette 01 Cotz Face Moisture Spf 35 CoverGirl Trublend Minerals Loose Powder DDC Dr Demis x Cinnamongal Sun Drops Spf50 Pa++++ Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless 3in1 Liquid Foundation NYX Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner