Dimethicone, also known as silicone oil, has distinctive properties that make it a useful ingredient in cosmetics such as skin and hair care products. Dimethicone is a skin protectant and emollient with a medium viscosity of 350 centistokes; giving cosmetics slip and glide without tackiness. Question:
Would this be added to the water phase or with oils?Answer:
Silicones (dimethicone and cyclomethicone) are added to the cool down phase of lotion making. If your ingredient is heat sensitive it generally is added during the cool down.