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DOWSIL™ FZ-3196 Fluid


Emollient which combines a light, silky feel, excellent spreadability and moderate volatility with excellent compatibility with a wide range of cosmetic ingredients (such as natural oils), of which it improves the overall sensory profile by reducing greasiness and tackiness.





  • Appearance Clear liquid, colorless to light amber, no significant particulates
  • Recommended use level is between 5 and 20%.
  • INCI Name: Caprylyl Methicone
  • Moderate volatility
  • Low viscosity and surface tension
  • Lowers surface tension of organic oils
  • Nonflammable
  • Nonocclusive


  • Carrier for other ingredients
  • Dispersing medium for hydrophobic powders and pigments
  • Can be used in a wide range of personal care applications such as:
    • Skin care (e.g., moisturizers, gels, make-up removers, facial cleansers)
    • Sun care
    • Color cosmetics (e.g., lipsticks)
    • Hair care (e.g., leave-on treatments)
    • Antiperspirant/deodorant






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  • Compatible with a wide range of cosmetic ingredients
  • Co-solubilizer between silicone oil and hydrocarbon oil
  • Unique light, smooth and less dry feel
  • Superior cleansing with no residue
  • Improved gloss and color intensity in lipsticks
  • Easy to handle and to formulate
  • Improve spreadability, reduce tackiness and greasy feel of vegetable oils


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