Silicone oil, also known as dimethylsiloxane or cyclopentasiloxane, is a common ingredient in the beauty and cosmetics industry. Due to its unique characteristics and advantages, it is used in various skincare, hair care, and cosmetics.
It is a colorless and transparent liquid with stable chemical properties that can be safely used in the eye. It has viscosity and a specific gravity of about 0.96-0.98, which is lighter than water. Therefore, after injection into the eye, it will float above the vitreous cavity. In addition, silicone fluid has characteristics such as good transparency, viscosity ranging from 1000 to 5000, and the ability to undergo “emulsification”.
Silicone oil is a key ingredient in many cosmetic primers. It forms a smooth and uniform surface on the skin, filling in fine lines and blemishes. This helps to apply makeup more evenly and for a longer duration.
In liquid and cream foundation make-up, it helps texture and blend. Bringing a silky, lightweight feeling to the skin and providing a dewy luster.
Similar to foundation make-up, silicone fluid is used for concealer to improve texture, smearability and service life.
Some skincare products, especially those aimed at providing smooth and moisturizing effects, contain silicone oil. It can help lock in moisture, form a barrier on the skin, and prevent water loss.
Shampoo, conditioner, hair essence and other hair care products will also be used. It provides a silky texture, reduces curls, and enhances shine. It can also protect hair from heat damage during the styling process.
Silicone oil can enhance the texture and applicability of sunscreen, making it easier to apply evenly to the skin.
Lipstick, lip gloss and lipstick usually contain silicone fluid, which can make lips smooth and shiny.
In the body lotion, it can enhance the dautability of the product, bringing a silky, non greasy feeling to the skin.
Although silicone oil has many benefits in beauty products, some people may be sensitive to it. In addition, there is some debate about its long-term impact on the skin, fearing that it may lock in impurities or affect the skin’s breathing ability. Therefore, consumers must understand the ingredients in beauty products and consider their personal skin needs and sensitivities.
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