Follow us on our new Insta page »

Dimethicone

What-it-does: emollient
Irritancy: 0
Comedogenicity: 1

Details

Probably the cheapest and most common silicone of all. It is a polymer (created from repeating subunits) molecule and has different molecular weight and thus different viscosity versions from water-light to thick liquid.

As for skincare, it makes the skin silky smooth, creates a subtle gloss and forms a protective barrier. Also, works well to fill in fine lines and wrinkles and give skin a plump look (of course that is only temporary, but still, it's nice). There are also scar treatment gels out there using dimethicone as their base ingredient. It helps to soften scars and increase their elasticity. 

As for hair care, it is a non-volatile silicone meaning that it stays on the hair rather than evaporates from it and smoothes the hair like no other thing. Depending on your hair type, it can be a bit difficult to wash out and might cause some build-up (btw, this is not true to all silicones, only the non-volatile types). 

Products with Dimethicone

Aveeno Baby Cleansing Therapy Moisturizing Wash Aveeno Cracked Skin Relief Cica Balm Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion Avene High Protection Compact Spf 50 Beauty Pie Superactive Capsules Hyaluronic Acid & Biopeptide Microspheres Serum Clarins Uva / Uvb Facial Mineral Fluid 30 Enriched With Antioxidants Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Correcting Serum Cover fx Custom Enhancer Drops Dermasil Dry Skin Treatment - Original Lotion Hanskin Bio Origin The Eye Cream Indeed Labs Vitamin C24 Lancôme Visionnaire Eye Cream Advanced Multi-Correcting Eye Balm MAC Next To Nothing Face Colour MDSolarSciences Daily Eye Repair Emulsion Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel No7 Early Defence Glow Activating Serum No7 Protect And Perfect Serum Obagi Clenziderm M.D. Therapeutic Moisturizer Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer Shiseido Anessa Perfect Uv Sunscreen Skin Care Milk Spf50+ Pa++++ The Inkey List Vitamin C Serum The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% In Silicone The Saem Chaga Anti-Wrinkle Serum blinc Mascara dr. denese Hydroshield Ultra Moisturizing Face Serum AB Crew Hair Minimizing After Shave Algenist Elevate Advanced Retinol Serum Algenist Splash Absolute Hydration Replenishing Gel Moisturizer Alpha-H Essential Hydration Cream Aveda Colour Conserve™ Daily Color Protect Beauty Pie Jeju Overnight Moisture Superinfusion Beauty Pie Super Retinol Ceramide-Boost Anti-Aging Face Serum Benefit Porefessional Face Primer Bioderma Photoderm Nude Touch Spf50+ Light Tint Biore Uv Bright Milk Spf 50+/ Pa+++ Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream Boots Botanics All Bright Soothing Eye Makeup Remover Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Cliniderm Active Defence Sun Face Cream Spf 15 Clinique Acne Solutions™ Acne + Line Correcting Serum Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel Clinique Even Better Brighter Moisture Mask Clinique For Men Super Energizer™ Spf 40 Anti-Fatigue Hydrating Concentrate Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator Clinique Turnaround Daytime Revitalizing Moisturizer Curology Daily Moisturizer DNA renewal Dna Eye Balm