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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 Ever pure Shea Butter Conditioner MAC Studio fix powder plus foundation Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation Holika Holika Petit Bb Clearing 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 Pretty Skin Aqua Powdery Sun Cream Ruby Rose Matte Foundation Skinfood Peach Cotton Multi Finish Powder Vanicream Moisturizing Ointment 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 Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer Clinique Superpowder Double Face Makeup CoverGirl Advanced Radiance Age-Defying Pressed Powder 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 Shiseido Uv Protective Compact Light Ocre Smith Total Sunscreen Spf50+ Pa+++ Suisai Beauty Clear Powder 2 Enzymes* + Amino Acid Based Cleansing Agents Wardah Perfect Bright Bb Powder innisfree No Sebum Blur Powder BEAUTYBLENDER Bounce™ Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation