Cyclomethicone (Cyclic Polydimethylsiloxane)
Our mission, at TreeActiv, is to create products that make you feel your best while looking your best without using harsh chemicals that can damage your skin or the environment. We know that feeling your best is a balance of both physical and mental wellness, and that means making sure that you have something you love and can feel great about using. Our products speak for themselves, which is why we want to share some awesome information on our ingredients to help communicate why we chose only the best ingredients for our products. Let’s learn a bit about Cyclomethicone.
So, What’s Up With Cyclomethicone?
Cyclomethicone is a clear, alcohol-free, and odorless liquid, that gives skin care products a smoother consistency to apply to the skin.
Cyclomethicone is often found in perfumes, lotions, creams, and hair care products.
The size of the Cyclomethicone molecules are too large to enter human pores, thus leaving the product on the surface of the skin while still delivering the active healing ingredients that are mixed with it.
Cyclomethicone has the added benefit of not blocking the active ingredients from entering the skin while being used to help spread the ingredients across target sites.
Why Do We Use Cyclomethicone In TreeActiv Products?
Cyclomethicone is used in TreeActiv products because it leaves the skin feeling smooth and lubricated, instead of sticky or oily. This ingredient can also act as a replacement for petroleum-based oils. Cyclomethicone is a non-comedogenic, which means that it doesn’t clog pores or cling to skin. In order to provide the quickest relief and healing effects to damaged skin, having a product that is able to deliver and spread the active ingredients effectively is essential. Cyclomethicone enables skin care creams and ointments to optimize the delivery of essential oils and minerals, which in turn leads to healthy, glowing skin.
TreeActiv Products That Contain Cyclomethicone:
Some Fun Facts About Cyclomethicone:
- Even though Cyclomethicone is an odorless liquid, it is a very common ingredient in perfumes and similar products.
- Created by Dow-Corning in the 1980’s as an alternative emulsifier for personal care products, Cyclomethicone quickly became popular with its ease of spreading across skin to better deliver active healing ingredients.