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Rating Ingredient
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hexylene glycol

Categories: Slip Agents
Good

hydrolyzed silk

Categories: Antioxidants, Slip Agents
Good

methicone

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

Good

methyl trimethicone

Good

sorbitol

Can be created synthetically or derived from natural sources. Similar to glycerin, it is a...

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

silk powder

Synthetically derived powder used as an absorbent and slip agent.

Categories: Absorbent, Slip Agents
Good

siloxane

Good

simethicone

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

Categories: Silicones, Slip Agents
Good

slip agent

Term used to describe a range of ingredients that help other ingredients spread over the skin and...

Categories: Slip Agents
Good

triethoxycaprylylsilane

Silicone that functions as a binding agent and emulsifier. 

Categories: Silicones, Slip Agents
Good

trimethylsiloxysilicate

Used as a skin-softening and occlusive agent.

Good

xylitol

Good

zinc stearate

The zinc salt of stearic acid. It has multiple functions in cosmetics, including serving as the...

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