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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

Catalysis S.L. Cicatrix Scar Reducing Cream Kao Biore Kao - Biore UV Perfect Milk SPF 50+ Pa++++ Make Over Silky Smooth Loose Powder Ever pure Shea Butter Conditioner MAC Studio fix powder plus foundation Oxygenetix Oxygenating Acne Control Foundation Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation Holika Holika Petit Bb Clearing Kumano Cosme Deve Cleansing Oil 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 Essence You Better Work! Fixing Powder Etude House Zero Sebum Drying Powder Etude House Zero Sebum Drying Powder MAC Blot Powder / Pressed 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 Blue Cap Crema Psoriasis Issada Mineral Loose Rice Powder (Cool) Pretty Skin Aqua Powdery Sun Cream Ruby Rose Matte Foundation Skinfood Peach Cotton Multi Finish Powder Vanicream Moisturizing Ointment Aveda Petal Essence™ Eye Color Trio Avene Hydrance Optimale Cream Light It's Skin Babyface Petit Blusher L'Oreal Paris Infallible® Tinted Loose Setting Powder 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 Venita Anti-Acne Care Sunscreen SPF50/Pa+++ Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder Clinique Superpowder Double Face Makeup CoverGirl Advanced Radiance Age-Defying Pressed Powder Coxir Ceramide Daily UV Sun Block Ester Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush Estée Lauder Powder Foundation Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder Shade Fair Missha The Style Fitting Wear Sebum - Cut Pressed Powder No.2 Clear Peach No7 Airbrush Away Tinted Skin Protector Sofina Beaute Uv Cut Emulsion Moist Spf50+ Pa++++ Sofina Beaute Whitening Uv Cut Emulsion Moist Spf50+ Pa++++ The Skin House UV Protection Sun Block