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  • Amodimethicone

    Posted by wnp on May 18, 2024 at 9:03 pm

    I am trying to formulate a hand cream product. Is using 5% amodimethicone safe?

    ketchito replied 3 weeks, 6 days ago 4 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Perry44

    Administrator
    May 20, 2024 at 4:04 pm

    Yes, it’s safe

    • wnp

      Member
      May 20, 2024 at 4:54 pm

      Thank you,

  • ketchito

    Member
    May 21, 2024 at 6:47 am

    Just outbof curiosity, why would you use a cationic silicone in a skin leave on product? They were made to resist the rinsing process in hair care products, and they are for sure more expensive than non charged silicones….I’m just curious.

    • wnp

      Member
      May 21, 2024 at 7:05 am

      I think they could help to smooth out the cream, and eventually, I think they could stick to the skin as well.

      • ketchito

        Member
        May 22, 2024 at 6:55 am

        The non polar part of the silicon is what gives lubricity to the skin, and on that, if both silicones have the same molecular weight, there’s no difference in performance. On the sticking part, you don’t need it (or want it), that’s why it’s a leave on formula.

  • remakeanddump

    Member
    May 21, 2024 at 5:23 pm

    If you aren’t sure of the safety level, google the ingredient + CIR safety to find out the safe use level determined by Cosmetic Ingredient Review. When I read through one of the reports deemed it safe for leave on’s at 0.0051-4%.

  • wnp

    Member
    May 21, 2024 at 7:37 pm

    Thank you for the information. I plan to keep it within about 2%.

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