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  • SegmentPersonal care
  • INCI nameCyclopentasiloxane
  • Performance claimsSmoothing, Anti-body odour
  • FunctionDelivery systems, Effect ingredients, Rheology modifiers, Protectants
  • ApplicationsFoams, Deodorants, Gels & jellies, Conditioners, Cosmetics, Cleansers

Ingredient Description

Cyclopentasiloxane (AakoSil D5) is a clear fluid of low viscosity and high volatility and is one of the most common cost-effective ingredients used in personal care products today. The sensory perception and responses shown by AakoSil D5 may be incorporated in various products in cosmetics: Sun Care products, Deodorants, Shower Gels, Facial Cleanser or Foams and After Shave Preparations. Cyclopentasiloxane can give the right balance between volatility and spreading. Can be used as a volatile carrier and is highly compatible. AakoSil D5 has a low surface tension and makes very stable formulations. Low usage levels required. Sensation of lightness without cooling effect. Compatible with a wide range of cosmetic ingredients. Stored under dry conditions in full tightly closed containers, protected from heat and light. Minimum shelf life of 2 years under appropriate conditions of storage.


  • Company nameAako
  • Legal nameAako, B.V.
  • HeadquartersLeusden, The Netherlands
  • Number of employees11-50
  • DescriptionAt AAKO we have been trading specialty chemicals for various applications since 1945. Dedicated teams with clear responsibilities manage a closely balanced portfolio and maintain a thorough and meticulous way of operating. Showing expertise in sales and marketing, logistics and regulatory affairs. That is what we call Chemical Excellence.
  • WebsiteCompany website