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XIAMETER® Silicones Simplified - from Dow Corning

 XIAMETER® brand Silicones in Beauty & Personal Care

Silicones in Beauty Care

Why are XIAMETER® silicones beneficial in beauty and personal care products?


Beauty and Personal Care     

Because silicones spread so easily, they make lotions, body washes, shampoos, conditioning mousses, styling gels, antiperspirants, and a host of other products easier to apply.

Silicones create uniform, breathable films that improve protection.

Silicones provide unique sensory benefits such as a soft, silky, smooth and sensuous feel.

Silicones have a good compatibility with organic ingredients such as minerals and oils.

When combined with high-demand ingredients like vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and lipids, silicones enable personal care formulators to go beyond the ordinary and develop more innovative products for today’s consumers.


Hair Care Skin Care Sun Care Color Cosmetics
  • Protect, restore, strengthen hair
  • Enhance volume and shine
  • Reduce frizz
  • Help with detangling
  • Add bounce
  • Smooth and soft feeling
  • Enhance skin’s moisture and softness
  • Refine texture and imperfections
  • UV protection
  • Improve spreadability of products
  • UV protection
  • Improve spreadability of products
  • Improve resistance to sweat and wash-off
  • Enhance texture of sun care products, making them feel smooth to the touch
  • Increase color intensity
  • Resist wash-off
  • Provide silky-smooth, powdery after-feel
  • Faster drying times
  • Oil absorbing capabilities





Featured Products



Check out our XIAMETER® MEM-0949 and MEM-1785 EMULSIONS and XIAMETER® PMX-1501 FLUID for your beauty care formulations.

Silicones used in Beauty & Personal Care Products


Learn more about silicone applications, materials, and chemistry in Beauty and Personal Care at the Fascinating Silicone Discovery Center.