Know Your Ingredients: Phenyl Trimethicone

by Gio

phenyl trimethicone

What it is
Phenyl Trimethicone is a derivative of silica.

What it does
Phenyl Trimethicone is a silicone that has a drier finish than Dimethicone. It creates a protective barrier on the skin that slows down water loss.
In hair care products Phenyl Trimethicone is used to enhance the look and feel of hair by providing body and sheen and to improve the texture of damaged hair. It is also used to protect hair from the heat of a blow-dryer and other styling tools.
In addition it is an anti-foaming agent: it reduces the tendency of products to generate foam when shaken.

Side effects
Phenyl Trimethicone is generally considered safe.


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Dao November 7, 2009 - 9:18 pm

I think most products that said to have Argan oil probably have this ingredient. I was surprised to read how many different types of silicone in a bottle of Argan oil. I need to check the one I have to see if it’s in there, too.
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beautifulwithbrains November 9, 2009 - 5:08 pm

Dao, most products that claim to be natural usually include silicones and other synthetic ingredients. Sadly, I don’t have a bottle of pure Argan oil, as being rare, it’s pretty expensive.

TylerSharpe June 7, 2013 - 3:31 pm

you should try Bassu Oil by Surface Haircare. it is way better then argon oil and most times pretty safe

beautifulwithbrains June 7, 2013 - 7:03 pm

TylerSharpe, I had never heard of this brand before but I’m glad it works well for you. Thank you for sharing.


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