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Dimethicone (DM)-Treated Pigments; INCI name: Dimethicone

Dimethicone Treatment Benefits:

  • Hydrophobic pigment treatment
  • Improves slip
  • Improves wetting
  • Improves overall pigment performance in oils and silicones

Recommended Uses:

  • BB Creams
  • Foundations
  • Pressed powders
  • Hot pours

Made to order!

Red Iron Oxide*

Yellow Iron Oxide*

Black Iron Oxide*

Titanium Dioxide*

Sericite (Mica)*


Chromium Oxide Green*

Ultramarine Blue*

Manganese Violet*

Ultramarine Pink*

Ultramarine Violet*

* For pigments not linked to product pages, please contact Personal Care team for information or for custom treatments.


  • Red iron oxide
  • Yellow iron oxide
  • Black iron oxide
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Sericite (mica)
  • Talc
  • Chromium oxide green
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Manganese violet
  • Ultramarine pink
  • Ultramarine violet

Shimmer to Pearl Eyeshadow with DM Pigments

Pigmented powdered products, such as eyeshadows, benefit from the use of dimethicone (DM)-treated pigments. These treated pigments offer good hydrophobic properties that improve wear, improve powder flow, help to produce smoother powders, and increase color development.

INCI NameIngredientSupplierWeight %
Talc (&) DimethiconeTalc DMGelestq.s.
Irons Oxides (&) DimethiconeRed Iron Oxide DMGelest3.00
Irons Oxides (&) DimethiconeYellow Iron Oxide DMGelest4.00
Irons Oxides (&) DimethiconeBlack Iron Oxide DMGelest3.00
Zinc StearateZinc Stearate 921-GBrenntag5.00
Nylon-12Orgasol® 2002DLipo8.00
Iron Oxides (&) Mica (&) Titanium DioxidePearl--q.s.
PolydiethylsiloxaneSibrid® Diethicone DE-23Gelest3.00
Ethylhexyl PalmitateCeraphyl 368Ashland3.00

See in Formulary.