Dimethicone 1000, Additive
INCI Name: Dimethicone
Dimethicone 1000 is a medium viscosity additive, light silicone oil, derived from sand and quartz.
Dimethicone, like most of the silicones used in making cosmetics such as skin care, provides a hydrophobic, protective but, breathable barrier to skin while improving the spreading of lotions and creams.
Dimethicone is commonly used to improve the slip and glide of bath and body products which provides an easy solution for heavier, tacky creams and lotions.
Dimethicone imparts softness, lubricity and emolliency to formulations as it reduces whitening, soaping and stickiness during rub-in.
Typical use level 0.5% to 5.0% depending on the type of formulation desired.