Dimethicone Crosspolymer

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Dimethicone Crosspolymer


Dimethicone crosspolymers are a group of ingredients that are typically added to skincare products to adjust a formula.

They stabilize a formula, regulate its thickness and consistency and give the product a velvety feel. These crosspolymers can be found in various kinds of formulas from deodorants to eye makeup.


Becker, L. C., Bergfeld, W. F., Belsito, D. V., Hill, R. A., Klaassen, C. D., Liebler, D. C., ... & Andersen, F. A. (2014). Safety Assessment of Dimethicone Crosspolymers as Used in Cosmetics. International journal of toxicology, 33(2_suppl), 65S-115S.