Description: Cyclomethicone is a clear, colourless, volatile silicone oil used in hair and skincare products to impart conditioning, emolliency, shine and/or silkiness; to reduce the greasy feel of tanning oils; promotes easy spreadability, and leaves a soft, silky smooth feel to the skin. Evaporates quickly leaving little residue on the skin.
Use Levels: 1-10% is typical but some haircare formulations contain up to 80% Cyclomethicone and most skincare products contain less than 5%.
Origin: Silicone fluids are classified as synthetic.
Compatibility: Silicone fluids can be tricky to formulate with as they are neither completely oil or water loving. Cyclomethicone is stated as being miscible with Mineral oil, isododecane, polydecane, almond oil, Jojoba oil, Soybean oil, Sunflower oil, Isopropyl Myristate, C12-15 Alcohol Benzoate and Capric/ Caprylic Triglyceride.
New Directions Australia Pty Ltd. does not supply food grade raw materials and therefore cannot waive GST.
Prior to use: Customers should always refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet / Specification Sheet OR the ingredients label as affixed to each product which are current at the time of supply of the product.
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