SilSense® DW-18 silicone

Cleansing Hair-Care Skin-Care

Silicone conditioning without greasiness or build-up

SilSense® DW-18 silicone is a 100% active, dimethicone copolyol ester. It 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.

Function: <a href='/Personal-Care/Products/Product-Finder?ingredientType=Functional&functions=Conditioner'>Conditioner</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href='/Personal-Care/Products/Product-Finder?ingredientType=Functional&functions=Emollient'>Emollient</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href='/Personal-Care/Products/Product-Finder?ingredientType=Functional&functions=Emulsifier'>Emulsifier</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href='/Personal-Care/Products/Product-Finder?ingredientType=Functional&functions=Sensory Modifier'>Sensory Modifier</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href='/Personal-Care/Products/Product-Finder?ingredientType=Functional&functions=Slip Agent'>Slip Agent</a>

INCI Name: Dimethicone PEG-7 Isostearate

Recommended Use level: Recommended use level is 0.5 to 3.0 wt% as supplied

  • Adds emolliency and conditioning to emulsion systems
  • Can stabilize emulsions and reduces emulsion particle size
  • Co-emulsifier for oil-in-water systems
  • Improves spreading and coverage of products
  • Non-greasy
  • Surfactant properties
  • Useful in clear systems