Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer

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Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer


Dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer belongs to the family of dimethicone crosspolymers that are typically added to skincare products to adjust a formula.

This kind of dimethicone crosspolymer regulates thickness of a product. Silicone-based polymers can also improve the water-resistance of a formula such as long-lasting makeup or an SPF lotion.


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.