High molecular weight silicone elastomer, that imparts a very velvety feel to skincare products.

One of its supplier, Dow Corning, claims the below benefit for Dimethicone Crosspolymer :

– Contributes a silky, smooth feel in formulations
– Long-lasting skin feel
– Provides thickening in anhydrous and w/o emulsion formulations
– Can be used in either hot or cold processes
This elastomer is supplied among others by Dow Corning as different blend with linear or cyclic silicones :
DC 9041 (Dimethicone (and) Dimethicone Crosspolymer)
DC 9040 and DC 9045 (Dimethicone (and) Dimethicone Crosspolymer)

By A.B.

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