EWG Level: 1
Phenyl Trimethicone is a derivative of silica, a natural component of quartx and opal. It is a white silicone fluid that is used in cosmetics and personal care products. Phenyl Trimethicone reduces the tendency of products to foam up when shaken, and also enhances the appearance of hair by improving the texture of hair that has been physically or chemically damaged.
Its Function: Antifoaming, Hair Conditioning, Skin-Conditioning
Ecological Concerns: “Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulative” (Environment Canada Domestic Substance List)