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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.

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.