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Rating Ingredient
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acrylates/dimethicone copolymer

A silicone-enhanced film-forming agent. Also functions as a binding agent so products adhere better...

Good

bis-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane

A synthetic skin conditioning agent and surfactant belonging to the chemical class of siloxanes and...

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bis-phenylpropyl dimethicone

A synthetic, colorless, silicone-based polymer that...

Good

amodimethicone

Good

caprylyl methicone

Categories: Silicones, Emollients
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cetyl dimethicone

Silicone polymer that functions as skin-conditioning agent.

Categories: Silicones
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cetyl dimethicone copolyol

Categories: Silicones, Emollients
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cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1-dimethicone

Silicone that functions as a skin-conditioning agent and emulsifier.

Good

diisostearoyl trimethylolpropane siloxy silicate

Emollient in the silicone family.

Categories: Silicones, Emollients
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dimethicone

Categories: Silicones, Emollients
Good

dimethicone copolyol

Categories: Silicones, Emollients
Good

dimethicone crosspolymer

Silicone derivative used as a stabilizing or suspending agent or as a thickener.

Good

dimethicone/PEG-10/15 crosspolymer

A mixture of the silicone dimethicone with PEG-10 and PEG-15.

Categories: Silicones, Emollients
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dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer

Good

dimethiconol

Categories: Silicones, Emollients
Good

isopropyl titanium triisostearte/triethoxycaprylylsilane crosspolymer

A synthetic, silicone-enhanced polymer that occurs from combining isopropyl titanium triisostearate...

Good

PEG-10 dimethicone

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PEG-10 dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer

A synthetic, silicone-enhanced polymer that helps products adhere…

Good

PEG-12 dimethicone

Good

PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone

PEG stands for polyethylene glycol; PPG stands for polypropylene glycol.

Good

PEG/PPG-20/15 dimethicone

PEG stands for polyethylene glycol; PPG stands for polypropylene glycol.

Good

phenyl trimethicone

Silicone with a drier finish than dimethicone.

Categories: Silicones, Emollients
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methicone

One of the simpler silicones due to its less complex molecular structure.

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methyl trimethicone

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methylsilanol mannuronate

Good

methylsilanol PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate

A glyceryl ester used as an emollient and texture enhancer in cosmetics.

Good

polymethylsilsesquioxane

A polymer formed from the condensation and hydrolysis of the silicone methyltrimethoxysilane.

Good

polysilicone-11

Specialized, synthetic crosslinked siloxane that functions as a film-forming agent and polymer.

Good

stearyl dimethicone

Stearyl dimethicone is a synthetic skin-conditioning agent that's a siloxane polymer...

Categories: Silicones, Slip Agents
Good

stearyl methicone

Silicone polymer used as a skin-conditioning or occlusive agent.

Good

silica dimethyl silylate

Used as a slip and suspending agent.

Categories: Silicones, Slip Agents
Good

silicone

Substance derived from silica (sand is a silica). The unique fluid properties of silicone give it a...

Good

siloxane

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simethicone

Mixture of dimethicone with silica; related to silicones, but used as an antifoaming agent.

Categories: Silicones, Slip Agents
Good

triethoxycaprylylsilane

Silicone that functions as a binding agent and emulsifier. 

Categories: Silicones, Slip Agents
Good

triethoxycaprylylsilane crosspolymer

A silicone polymer used to enhance a product's texture.

Good

trimethylsiloxysilicate

Used as a skin-softening and occlusive agent.

Good

vinyl dimethicone/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer

Blend of silicone polymers that functions as a thickening agent and texture enhancer.

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