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DOWSIL™ 3901 Liquid Satin Blend

A mixture of a high molecular weight polymer in dimethicone. INCI Name: Dimethicone (and) Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer


These values are typical properties and are not intended for use in preparing specifications.

  • Cyclopentasiloxane Content Yes No < 0.1 %
  • Cyclotetrasiloxane Content Yes No < 0.1 %
  • Long Lasting/Substantivity Yes No true
  • Nonvolatile Content Yes No 6.25 %
  • Satin-like Feel Yes No true
  • Shelf Life Yes No 720 Days
  • Smooth Feel Yes No true
  • Viscosity Yes No 1500 mPa.s

Treat consumers to a luxurious experience

Today’s consumers not only expect multifunctional benefits from cosmetics and personal care products – they desire delightful experiences. They want to apply cosmetics and creams that deliver heightened stimulations of the senses, and they want hair care products that deliver styling benefits and are fun to use. They crave a feeling of luxury previously available only through prestige products.

Featuring a novel, never-before-seen texture and distinctive sensory profile, award-winning* DOWSIL™ 3901 Liquid Satin Blend enables formulations that not only deliver performance, but provide an exceptional sensory experience with a satin-like feel in skin, color cosmetics and hair applications.

*in-cosmetics 2015 Best Functional Ingredient Gold Award

Skin applications:

  • Unique texture
  • Novel rheology (stringiness)
  • Smooth, satin-like feel
  • Perceived moisturization
  • Surprising sensory experience
  • Reduced friction

Hair applications:

  • Unique texture
  • Satin-like sensory attributes
        o Reduced friction
        o Smoothness, slipperiness, flexibility
        o Shine
        o Enhanced dry combing
  • Stylability
        o Curl retention and definition
        o Reduced static
        o Ease of styling
        o Hair alignment
        o Reduced frizz
        o Heat protection

Other benefits:

  • Low use levels
        o Skin: 2-10%
        o Hair: 3-20%
  • Water-based and anhydrous system
  • Cold processing
  • Clear formulations achievable
  • Non-flammable
  • Listed in the Catalogue of Cosmetics Ingredients used in China

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