Peg-12 Dimethicone is a silicone glycol copolymer that is soluble in water, alcohol, and hydroalcoholic systems. It acts as a surface tension inhibitor, wetting agent, emulsifier, and foaming aid to generate and maintain foam in high-alcohol hand sanitizer formulations.
Peg-12 Dimethicone is also used in various cosmetics and personal care products, including hair sprays, shampoos, skincare products, lotions, perfumes, and shaving soaps. It can also generate and maintain the stable foam. In hair conditioner and shampoo formulations, PEG-12 Dimethicone gives the hair a silky soft feel that will not accumulate even after repeated washing cycles. In addition, PEG-12 Dimethicone can provide conditioning, emollient and anti-sticking effects for bath products and hair care products. PEG-12 polydimethylsiloxane is widely used as an inactive ingredient in alcohol-based hand sanitizers to form a dense and stable foam.