Dimethicone Crosspolymer for Sunscreen


Dimethicone Crosspolymer
    for Sunscreen 
in personal care industry

Dimethicone Crosspolymer is one of Silicone Elastomer group. Dimethicone Crosspolymer has various names and Dimethicone Crosspolymer can be called as Silicone resins, Silicone elastomers, Silicone crosspolymer. This type of silicone when used in skin products provides outstanding silky feeling, cream-to-powder elegant feeling, non sticky, dry, smooth, and instant wrinkle marking effect. Dimethicone Crosspolymer normally comes in transparent gel form. Dimethicone Crosspolymer is a main ingredient of sunscreen cream, sun lotion, sun spray, hand cream, anti aging facial products and so on. The product made by Dimethicone Crosspolymer may be called as "mousse powder", "sunscreen mousse", "silky cream", "silky foundation" and so on.

Every skin care product with the claiming of remove wrinkles within minutes, Dimethicone Crosspolymer will be a main ingredient to feature that marking effect. 

There are variety of Dimethicone Crosspolymer gels depending on carriers for any specific purpose. The most popular Dimethicone Crosspolymer goes with this INCI "Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone Crosspolymer" or Trade Name as "Silicone CS-1600". Silicone CS-1600 is a mixture between Dimethicone Crosspolymer (15-20%) and Cyclopentasiloxane (80-85%). This very product provides unique dry and silky feeling toward any formulation in skin care. In Thai market sunscreen, 90% of sunscreen cream uses Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone Crosspolymer as main ingredient.

So, if you plan to make your own sunscreen either for personal use or a small scale commercial batch, you will find our Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone Crosspolymer (Silicone CS-1600) easy to use. 

The way to make sunscreen mouse is very easy. Just simply mix Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone Crosspolymer (Silicone CS-1600), and TiO2 dispersed in C12-15 Alkyl benzoate at the ratio of 80:20 and use a simple bakery paddle softly mix them together. Then, you will get a ready-to-use sun screen mousse to go. The key to make mousse texture is the amount of Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone Crosspolymer (Silicone CS-1600). The more you put Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone Crosspolymer (Silicone CS-1600) into the formulation, the better mousse formation it will be.

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