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MIRASIL™ STEARYL DM silicone wax is a soft wax that melts when in contact with skin; thus, creating an extra smooth and silky barrier. The protective barrier of this product shows water repellency and release property, which are desirable attributes for sunscreens and long wear color cosmetics. In addition, MIRASIL™ STEARYL DM silicone wax contributes a good payout anhydrous formulations. This product is an alkyl-modified silicone that provides hybrid characteristics of a lipid-like ingredient and polydimethylsiloxane reflecting the polymer structure. MIRASIL™ STEARYL DM silicone wax is easy to use in cosmetic formulations due to the broad compatibility profile with frequently used ingredients: plant derived oils, silicones and non-silicone emollients.
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Identification & Functionality


Features & Benefits

Key Benefits
  • Smooth and silky skin feel
  • Non-tacky emollient
  • Increased protection barrier
  • Semi-gloss payout for sticks
  • Broad compatibility with cosmetic ingredients
  • Good pigment dispersant

Applications & Uses

Use Level
0.5 - 5%
  • Concealers
  • Foundations
  • Cream eyeshadows
  • Cream blushes
  • BB Creams
  • Lipsticks and glosses
  • Face and body moisturizers
  • Anti-aging products
  •  Sun-care products
  • Hair leave-on conditioning treatments
  •  Hair pomades


Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Melting Point30 - 32°C-
Cyclotetrasiloxane Contentmax. 0.1%-
Non-volatile Contentmin. 99%-
Viscosity (at 40°C)100 - 350mPa.s-
White to Light yellow
White to light yellow wax
Solubility of MIRASIL™ STEARYL 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
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene 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
Fatty Alcholos 1:9* 5:5 9:1
Octyldodecanol S S S
Cetyl Alcohol S S S
Stearyl Alcohol S S S
Oils 1:9* 5:5 9:1
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil S S S
Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil S S S
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil S S S
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil  I I I
Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil S S S
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil S S S
Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil S S S
Lanolin Oil S S S
Waxes 1:9* 5:5 9:1
Beeswax S S S
Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax I I I
Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Cera I I S
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 S S S
Ethylhexyl Salicylate S S S
Octocrylene I I I
Homosalate S S S
Silicones 1:9* 5:5 9:1
CM5 (Cyclopentasiloxane) S S S
BALANCE (CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone) S S S
CAPRYLYL TSO (Caprylyl Methicone) S S S
CETYL DM (Cetyl Dimethicone) S S S
PTM (Phenyl Trimethicone) S S S

* = 10% of MIRASIL STEARYL DM and 90% of tested material
S = Soluble I = Completely or partially insoluble

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Information

MIRASIL STEARYL DM is available in:

  • Drum of 20 KG (44.1 LB)

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
18 months
Storage & Shelf Life

When stored in its original packaging:
MIRASIL™ STEARYL 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

Formulations (2)

Formulation Name
End Uses
Product Families
HI&I Cleaning Formulations, Color Cosmetics, Personal Care Formulations
End Uses: Foundation
HI&I Cleaning Formulations, Color Cosmetics, Personal Care Formulations
End Uses: Lipstick