This editor's pick features a high molecular weight polymer in a quick-dry carrier from Dow Personal Care: Dowsil 3903 Liquid Satin Blend (INCI: Isododecane (and) Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer).
As the name suggests, the ingredient is designed to impart a satin-like feel in formulas such as the following men's care moisturizer. It reportedly functions in clear systems, is cold-processable and China-compliant, and provides novel rheology and texture characteristics.
Men's Care Moisturizer
Dimethicone (Xiameter PMX-200 Silicone Fluid 2cSt, Dow)
Isododecane (and) Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (Dowsil 3903 Liquid Satin Blend, Dow)
Lauryl PEG-10 Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone (Dowsil 5300 Formulation Aid, Dow)
Stearyl Dimethicone (Dowsil 2503 Cosmetic Wax, Dow)
Blue No. 1 (CI 42090, 0.1% in water)
Yellow No. 5 (CI 19140, 0.1% in water)
Methoxyhydroxyphenyl Isopropylinitrone (AgeCap Smooth, Dow)
Phenoxyethanol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin (Euxyl PE 9010
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