Dimethicone Crosspolymer

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Dimethicone Crosspolymer

Overview

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.

Science

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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.