Dimethicone is a synthetic silicone oil widely commonly used in a wide range of skincare products. It serves as an emollient that locks in moisture and provides a protective barrier that leaves skin soft and hydrated. It's especially popular in products designed to treat dry or sensitive skin and soothe irritation. It's also used in products like creams, foundations, primers and haircare products, to improve their texture and application.
Dimethicone is a synthetic compound created through chemical processes and is not derived from natural sources.
Dimethicone is generally well-tolerated on skin and forms a protective, non-comedogenic barrier that's unlikely to cause irritation.
It forms a barrier on the skin's surface that protects it from environmental factors like pollution and harsh weather conditions and prevents moisture loss to keep skin hydrated.
Improves Product Texture
Dimethicone creates a silky-smooth texture in skincare products which allows for easier application. Dimethicone is commonly used in primers and foundations to create a smooth canvas for makeup application.
Its occlusive properties reduce the appearance of dry, flaky skin and soothes rough patches.