Silica Dimethyl Silylate
* A suspending agent
Silica Dimethyl Silylate is a silica derivative used in cosmetics and personal care products as an anticaking agent, bulking agent, slip modifier, viscosity increasing agent, emollient, and most often as a suspending agent, according to Silicone Specialties
(with the Danish Environmental Protection Agencies) and CosmeticsCop.com
. It is often found in cosmetics and lip products because of its ability to thicken while moisturizing, and provide long-lasting wear.
Safety Measures/Side Effects:
The Cosmetics Database
finds Silica Dimethyl Silylate to be 100% safe for use in cosmetics and beauty products. However, because this ingredient is a Silica
derivative, users should still be aware of the potential hazards associated with Silica, which is ultimately determined to be a safe ingredient as well when used in its amorphous form (as it is in cosmetic formulations).
Recommended Products w/ Silica Dimethyl Silylate:
MD Skincare Lift and Lighten Eye Cream
, Blistex Deep Renewal
, NARSskin EFA Night Infusion
, Fusion Beauty LipFusion Color Shine