Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Know Your Ingredients | Dimethicone

Dimethicone aka Polydimethylsiloxane (????) aka a silicone-based polymer, is a commonly used ingredient in cosmetics because it has so many benefits. It conditions hair and skin, acts a skin protectant as well as stopping powders and what not from foaming, so it is useful as hell to cosmetics company.

Is Dimethicone Safe?

Yes, it is. It is classed as being safe to use in personal care products with minimal skin reactions


A lot of people do avoid using this as it is a man-made ingredient that is not biodegradable and it acts as a coating over your skin, blocking and trapping bacteria and impurities inside your skin that can obviously lead to breakouts and irritations, which is never a good thing.

The most common type of product you would typically find Dimothecone is in intensive hair conditioner (which is why they tell you to only use it once a month!!!!) as it makes hair look very glossy but personally, I would not use any product that contains Dimothecone daily e.g. face wash or lotion, as it is  very difficult to really wash off your skin (apparently can take up to 5 days for it to completely come off). Your skin does not absorb it and it has no real health benefits so let’s be honest, coating yourself with this isn’t the best idea you’ve ever had.

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