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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

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 innisfree Matte Mineral Setting Powder Avene Hydrance Optimale Cream Light Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer No7 Airbrush Away Tinted Skin Protector Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Illuminating Concealer Pen Cotz Face Natural Skin Tone Spf 40 Biore Uv Bright Milk Spf 50+/ Pa+++ Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation NYX Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner Biore Uv Perfect Block Milk Moisture 25Ml Cotz Face Natural Tinted Spf 40 Erayba Gamma 10 Ex1 cosmetics Foundation 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 J. Cat Aquasurance Compact Foundation Kanebo Allie Extra Uv Gel Spf50+ Lancôme Teint Miracle Radiant Foundation Neostrata Daytime Protection Cream Spf 23 Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum Spf 60+ Pony Effect Sharping Brow Definer In #Crimson Younique Liquid Foundation (Some Shades) iS Clinical Eclipse Spf50+ Translucent Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer Spf 47 M.A.C Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer Medicube Red Concealer Nivea Sun Protect Water Milk Mild Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'R Soft Matte Longwear Foundation iWhite Korea Recovery Sleeping Gel Mask innisfree Perfect Uv Protection Cream Long Lasting Spf50+ Pa++++ Oily Skin LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Laura mercier Flawless Lumiere Radiance Perfecting Foundation Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation Dr. Jart+ Premium Bb Beauty Balm Spf 45 IPKN Big Apple Sun Cream Spf 50 Kiss New York Pro Touch Powder Foundation Nature Republic Collagen Dream 70 Essence Peter Thomas Roth Skin To Die For No Filter Mattifying Primer And Complexion Perfector LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask In Vanilla