DESCRIPTION: Cyclopentasiloxane is a common ingredient in skincare and body care products, used to improve the texture of formulations, helping products to glide on smoothly and evenly. It also has the added benefit of acting as a protective barrier to the skin, protecting the skin from moisture loss, allergens, and bacteria.
Cyclopentasiloxane is part of a family of small silicones called cyclomethicones. Cyclomethicones are part of the silicone family and are used in a similar way to dimethicone, which you may be familiar with.
Cyclomethicones help smooth the texture of products, and improve the appearance of scarring.
It helps acts as a protective for hair and helps keep hair smooth and well styled.
Cyclopentasiloxane helps to produce a smooth, silky formulation that allows the product to spread evenly over the skin. It prevents the product from catching on dry skin patches and evens skin tone by gliding over pores and wrinkles.
Cyclopentasiloxane is a volatile substance – like all cyclomethicones. This allows it to gradually evaporate from the skin, leaving behind the product’s key ingredients without the heaviness of other silicone-based ingredients.
A study publish showed that cyclomethicones are none occlusive due to there volatile nature and helps skin maintain its hydration.
They can help to enhance the appearance of scars while used in synergy with other ingredients. A study published in the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery determined that silicone gel preparation significantly enhances the appearance of superficial, hypertrophic, and keloid scars.
- Hair conditioning
- Skin conditioning
APPEARANCE: Clear liquid