triethoxysilylethyl polydimethylsiloxyethyl hexyl dimethicone

A silicone polymer that has multiple functions in cosmetic products, including skin-softening agent and occlusive. The occuslive nature of this ingredient makes it great for defending against moisture loss without making skin feel coated or greasy.

See polymer silicone

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