Caprylyl Methicone

A liquid silicone with occlusive moisturizing properties. Being compatible with natural oils is a challenge for most silicones, but caprylyl methicone plays well with all types of oils.
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Caprylyl Methicone

Overview

Caprylyl methicone is a low viscosity liquid silicone with moisturizing properties.

This branched trisiloxane moisturizes by working as an occlusive, in which it locks water into the skin by forming a barrier that prevents it from escaping into the environment.

In addition, being compatible with natural oils is a challenge for most silicones, but caprylyl methicone plays well with all types of oils. This makes it easier to formulate with and can lead to a variety of aesthetic finishes. The finish of caprylyl methicone alone is light and silky, with little cushion.