Dimethicone/silicon oil alternative

Dimethicone prices have gone up 2.5 times as a world shortage.
What are alternatives??

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  • what happens if i use 1000 cst instead of 350 cst in cream/lotion?
  • More heavy feel and slightly more tacky during application, try to subtitute silicone with another ester like IPP, IPM or Benzyl benzoate
  • I've had to switch the 500 from 350 because I can't find 350 in stock. Haven't tried 500 yet but my understanding is higher cps is actually more effective at delivering the properties that we look for in silicones (soaping prevention, increased play time and glide, etc.) I could be wrong though. 
  • emma1985 said:
    I've had to switch the 500 from 350 because I can't find 350 in stock. Haven't tried 500 yet but my understanding is higher cps is actually more effective at delivering the properties that we look for in silicones (soaping prevention, increased play time and glide, etc.) I could be wrong though. 
    Higher viscosity is better only as skin protectant. Lower viscosity is better for everything else. 
    5 cst is best because lower that that is volatile.
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