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MIRASIL™ CETYL DM is an alkyl-modified polysiloxane used as an emollient for skin formulations. The combined characteristics of lipid-like organic ingredients and polydimethylsiloxane provides hybrid tactile property, uniform spreadability, smooth glide and broad compatibility with silicone and non-silicone emollients. The optimized alkyl and silicone content plays a significant role in creating uniform spreading cosmetics in liquid or paste forms and smooth glide of cosmetics in stick form. In addition, it acts as a thickener and a stabilizer for cosmetic emulsions and a shine booster for color cosmetics.
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Identification & Functionality


Features & Benefits

Key Benefits
  • Offers nourishing skin feel
  • Improves spreading of organic emollients
  • Imparts water resistant property
  • Enhances shine and color of pigment based formulations
  • Aids pigment dispersibility

Applications & Uses



Ingredient Origin
Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
D4 contentmax. 0.1%-
Dry content (at 125°C in 1g for 1h)min. 84%-
Flash Pointapprox. min. 93°CClosed Cup
Refractive Index (at 25°C)1.430 to 1.438--
Specific Gravity (at 25°C)approx. 0.902kg/m3-
Viscosity (at 25°C)approx. 230mPa.s-
Colorless to Slightly yellow
Clear liquid
Solubility of MIRASIL™ CETYL DM with Various Cosmetic Ingredients


Type of Material 1:9* 5:5 9:1
Water I I I
Hydrocarbons 1:9* 5:5 9:1
Isododecane S S S
Mineral oil S S S
Alcohols & Glycols 1:9* 5:5 9:1
Ethanol I I I
Glycerin I I I
Dipropylene Glycol I I I
Propylene Glycol I I I
Octyldodecanol S S S
Fatty Acids 1:9* 5:5 9:1
Stearyl alcohol I I S
Cetyl Alcohol S S S
Oils 1:9* 5:5 9:1
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil S S S
Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil I I S
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil I I I
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil I I I
Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil S S S
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil I I I
Waxes 1:9* 5:5 9:1
Beeswax S S S
Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax S I I
Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax I I I
Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax S S S
Esters 1:9* 5:5 9:1
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate S S S
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride S S S
Isopropyl Myristate S S S
Isopropyl Palmitate S S S
Sunscreens 1:9* 5:5 9:1
Benzophenone-3 I I I
Buthyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane I I I
Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate I I S
Ethylhexyl Salicylate S S S
Octocrylene I I I
Silicones 1:9* 5:5 9:1
CM5 (Cyclopentasiloxane) S S S
DM 350 (Dimethicone) I I I
DMCO (PEG/PPG-22/24 Dimethicone) I I I
PTM (Phenyl Trimethicone) S S S
ADMH 395 (Propoxytetramethyl Piperidinyl Dimethicone) I I I
C-DMP (Cyclopentasiloxane (and) PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone) I I I
D-DML (Dimethicone) and (Dimethiconol) I I I

* = 10% of MIRASIL™ CETYL DM and 90% of tested material

S = Soluble

I = Completely or partially insoluble

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Regional Availability
Packaging Information

MIRASIL CETYL DM is available in

  • Drum of 110 KG (242.55 LB)

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
18 months
Storage & Shelf Life

When stored in its original packaging:

MIRASIL™ CETYL DM may be stored at temperatures between 2°C / 36°F and 40°C / 104°F for up to 18 months from its date of manufacturing.

Documents (1)

Document Name
Technical Data Sheet
Technical Data Sheet