What can I use instead of cyclomethicone?

What can I use instead of cyclomethicone?

Alternatives to Cyclomethicones (D5)

  • Silwax D02 (Ethyl Methicone)
  • BergaCare FG5 (Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Hydrogenated Olive oil Unsaponifiables, Caprylic/Capric Tryglyceride )

Is cyclomethicone a D5?

General description. D5 Cyclomethicone is a cyclic siloxane, that has a silicon-oxygen bond in a cyclic arrangement and methyl groups attached with the silicon atom. It is used in the production of some silicon-based polymers that are widely used in various personal care products.

What is the difference between dimethicone and cyclomethicone?

Cyclomethicone vs Dimethicone The main difference between cyclomethicones and dimethicone is that cyclomethicone has the ability to evaporate from the skin where dimethicone does not. This allows cyclomethicones to be a better carrier to deliver key ingredients to the skin.

What is the substitute of cyclopentasiloxane?

Cyclopentasiloxane may be replaced by light emollients such as: Dicaprylyl Ether, which combines a very high spreadability with good stability. Dicaprylyl Carbonate, which significantly improves the sensory performance of the final formulation.

Is cyclomethicone bad for hair?

Luckily, the types of silicones commonly used in hair care products — namely cyclomethicone, amodimethicone, and dimethicone — are significantly less sticky, heavy, and thick. They are not toxic and do not strip or damage hair.

Is cyclopentasiloxane the same as cyclomethicone?

They are not the same, but Cyclopentasiloxane is part of the mixture that makes up Cyclomethicone). All the silicones in the Cyclomethicone mixture are volatile, meaning they evaporate from the skin or hair rather than stay on it. This means that Cyclomethicone has a light skin feel with none-to-minimal after-feel.

What is D5 silicone?

D5 is an odourless, colourless liquid mostly used as an intermediate or basic raw material in the production of silicone rubbers, gels and resins. When used as an intermediate during the manufacturing process, virtually all D5 is consumed with only a tiny amount remaining in final products.

Is cyclomethicone bad for your hair?

Does dimethicone cause build up on hair?

As for the hair, Engelman says using silicones, like dimethicone, can build up easily in the hair and block water and nourishment from getting past the protective outer cuticle. This eventually can make the hair dry and brittle, and it may even weigh the hair down and make it appear flat.

Why is cyclopentasiloxane bad?

It helps your skin and hair products dry quickly and spread more easily. It can make the hair feel silky without weighing it down. Though there is a concern that this ingredient can disrupt hormones in your body, research shows that it doesn’t get absorbed into the skin in high enough doses to cause harm.

Is there a non volatile substitute for cyclomethicone?

In recent history, silicone polymers or silicone fluid has been used as a nonvolatile replacement for cyclomethicone. Silicone fluid is synthesised by the equilibration reaction of D5 with MM. The structure is shown in Figure 1. The amount of repeat units (DP) of the polymer is represented by (b).

Is cyclomethicone D5 safe to use?

Recently there has been concern about the toxicity of the Cyclomethicone D5 (Cylcopentasilicone), which provides a silky, dry feel to skin care formulations. Due to these concerns there has been new opinion published by the SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety) in March 2015. This has proposed some restrictions to the use of D5.

What can I use to replace D5 in my products?

This product has been specifically developed by Siltech to replace D5, this is achieved by taking a triglyceride oil (Vegetable oil) and adding as little as 2% Silwax D02. This effectively lowers the surface tension of the vegetable oil mimicking the feel characteristics of D5.

What is cyclomethicone used for in cosmetics?

With the problems and concerns of cyclomethicone, the quest for a replacement material that provides a dry feel but is not volatile becomes paramount. Key areas where this family of materials is used include antiperspirants, colour cosmetics and as a base solvent to blend with fragrance oils and perfume oils.