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)