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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

Cliniderm Gentle Protective Lotion Spf 45 Etude House Zero Sebum Drying Powder Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer 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 innisfree Mineral Ultrafine Pact bareMinerals Barepro™ Performance Wear Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum Spf 20 Biore Uv Perfect Face Milk (Spf50+ / Pa++++) Etude House Dear Girls Oil Control Pact J. Cat Aquasurance Compact Foundation Neostrata Daytime Protection Cream Spf 23 Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum Spf 60+ Pony Effect Sharping Brow Definer In #Crimson Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer Spf 47 M.A.C Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer 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 IPKN Big Apple Sun Cream Spf 50 Nature Republic Collagen Dream 70 Essence Ishizawa - SHIGAISEN YOHOU Non-Chemical UV Gel Spf30 Pa+++ Neostrata Sheer Physical Protection Spf 50 Pa++++ Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer Holika Holika Holi Pop Bb Cream Matte RITUALS The Ritual Of Karma Sun Protection Face Cream 30 EXUVIANCE BY NEOSTRATA Sheer Daily Protector Spf 50 Avene Ultra-Light Mineral Lotion Spf 50+ (Face) Erborian Bb Creme Nude Spf 20 La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ac Spf30 Matte Fluid Anti-Shine Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Spf 35 Pa+++ Avene Light Mineral Lotion Spf 50+ (Face & Body) (Canada) Avene Mineral Light Mattifying Sunscreen Lotion Spf 50+ Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme innisfree Eco Safety Perfect Spf 50 (Discontinued) Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk Spf50+ / Pa+++ SK-II Genoptics Spot Essence Keana Nadeshiko Goodbye Pore Foundation SK-II R.N.A.Power Essence MISSHA M Signature Real Complete B.B. Cream Spf 25 Pa++