Personal Care

SilSense® DW-18 Silicone

INCI Name: Dimethicone PEG-7 Isostearate

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SilSense® DW-18 silicone is a dimethicone copolyol ester and is formed through the esterification of isostearic acid with dimethicone copolyol.

SilSense DW-18 silicone is a water-dispersible liquid wax ester created by the reaction of isostearic acid with an alkyloxy-modified polydimethylsiloxane. SilSense DW-18 silicone is an easy to formulate product which may be used to impart the conditioning benefits of silicone to personal care products without contributing to greasiness or build-up that is normally associated with water-insoluble silicone fluids.


  • Nonionic water dispersible
  • Surfactant properties
  • Co-emulsifier for oil-in-water emulsions
  • Non-greasy
  • Reduces tack
  • Improves slip


  • Useful in clear systems
  • Can stabilize emulsions
  • Reduces emulsion particle size
  • Adds emolliency and conditioning to emulsion systems
  • Improves application properties of skin care products
  • Improves spreading and coverage of products
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