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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 Make Happy Skin Physical UV Defense Cream SPF 50+ PA+++ St. Tropez Bronzer 3 In 1 innisfree Matte Mineral Setting Powder Skinfood Peach Cotton Multi Finish Powder Avene Hydrance Optimale Cream Light It's Skin Babyface Petit Blusher Revolution Pro Matte Primer Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer Coxir Ceramide Daily UV Sun Block 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 Suisai Beauty Clear Powder 2 Enzymes* + Amino Acid Based Cleansing Agents 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 Skin79 Hot Pink Super Plus Beblesh Balm SPF 30 Biore Uv Perfect Block Milk Moisture 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+ Skin79 Hot Pink Sun Protect Beblesh Pact Wet n Wild Photo Focus Eyeshadow Primer Beautybio The Perfector 4-In-1 Skin Perfecting Silk Spf 30 Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation Spf40 Lancôme Teint Miracle Radiant Foundation