A good product should feel pleasant as soon as it makes contact with the skin or hair. Owing to their low surface tension, low-viscosity dimethicones and special alkyl-functional silicones not only improve the spreadability of cosmetic oils, pigments and UV absorbers, they also impart a pleasant silky skin sensation.
Improved spreading makes these products excellent formulation ingredients, ideal for skin-care and color-cosmetics applications. A main example would be sunscreen products. Here, the improved spreading allows a more even distribution of sun-filter agents, leading to an increased sunscreen factor.