Dow Corning® ST-Cyclomethicone 5-NF

Dow Corning® ST-Cyclomethicone 5-NF is a clear and colorless polydimethycyclosiloxane, commonly used as a base fluid in topical formulations because of its volatility, spread and sensory benefits- namely their smooth, dry and non-greasy feel on the skin.

  • Dermatological treatments
  • Pharmaceutical applications
  • Creams and gels
  • Medicated treatments for skin and scalp applications
  • Highly volatile
  • Ease of spreading
  • Non-occlusive
  • Non-greasy
  • Non-oily residue
  • Soft, smooth feel on the skin
  • Detackifier
  • Solvent
  • Non-cooling effect on skin


Product Name Description
5-NF Liveo™ ST-Cyclomethicone 5-NF is a clear, colorless, volatile polydimethylcyclosiloxane composed mainly of decamethylcyclopentasiloxane.

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