PEG-12 Dimethicone is a silicone glycol copolymer soluble in water, alcohol, and hydro-alcoholic systems. It acts as a surface tension depressant, wetting agent, emulsifier and foam builder to create and sustain foam in a high alcohol-content hand sanitizer formulations.
PEG-12 Dimethicone is also used in in a wide variety of cosmetic and personal care products, including, hair sprays, shampoos, skin care, lotions, perfumes and shaving soaps to, likewise, create and sustain a stable foam. In conditioner and shampoo formulations, PEG-12 Dimethicone imparts a silky, soft feel to the hair without build up even after repeated wash cycles. Further, PEG-12 Dimethicone provides conditioning, emolliency and detackification in both body and hair shower products. PEG-12 Dimethicone is widely used as an inactive ingredient in alcohol-based hand sanitizers to form a dense, stable foam.
- Forms a dense/stable foam in hand sanitizer formulations
- Low usage levels required to attain a stable foam
- Water & alcohol compatible
- Surface tension depressant
- Imparts a soft silky feel in hair care formulations