SeraSol® SC 81

INCI: PEG-12 Dimethicone
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Product Features

  • Readily soluble and stable in cool water and lower alcohols
  • Exhibits surfactant-like qualities
  • Profoaming
  • Acts as a hydrator and detackifier

Typical Properties

  • Viscosity (at 25°C): 400cS
  • Specific gravity (at 25°C): 1.07
  • Appearance: Clear to hazy straw liquid
  • HLB Value: 13


  • Anti-perspirant roll-ons
  • Hair sprays
  • Conditioners
  • Hand lotion
  • Conditioning shampoos
  • Mousses
  • Foundations
  • Shampoos
  • Gels / setting lotions
  • Shaving preparations



KCC Beauty SeraSol SC 81 is a copolymer of polydimethylsiloxane and polyoxyalkaylene ether. SeraSol SC 81 is an O/W emulsifier which imparts lubricity and softness to personal care formulations. Due to its water solubility it can be used to formulate clear products. When used in shampoo formulations it exhibits profoaming qualities helping to stabilise foam levels. In styling products, it acts as a plasticiser.  There are a wide range of products that can be enhanced by the addition of SeraSol SC 81 such as Shampoos, Hair sprays, Hand lotions, Antiperspirants, Mousses, Shaving aids and Conditioners.

Recommended usage level 0.5-3.0%

Previously known as BC 2153 and SM3220P