Dimethicone, Polydimethylsiloxane

Dimethicone is a synthetic silicone polymer also known as polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). It is a commonly used cosmetic ingredient in many skin care and beauty products such as lotions, creams, shampoos and styling products.

How does dimethicone work for the skin, in what way does the ingredient help to improve the skin?

Dimethicone provides a lot of moisture to the skin and binds it in the skin, protecting it from dehydration. It is also used as an emulsion stabilizer to improve the distribution of other ingredients in a product. It can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by smoothing the skin and giving it a plumper glow.

What other benefits are known for this ingredient?

Dimethicone has anti-inflammatory properties and can help relieve itching and redness. It also strengthens the natural skin barrier and improves the effectiveness of sunscreens.

Is it a natural or artificial ingredient?

Dimethicone is a man-made ingredient produced in a chemical process.

How is dimethicone obtained for use in Korean cosmetic products?

Dimethicone is produced in a chemical process by combining silicone and oxygen under heat. There are different types of dimethicone that can be used for different applications, and the extraction process varies accordingly.

Are there any known harmful side effects or other disadvantages for the skin?

Overall, dimethicone is considered safe for use on the skin. However, some people may be sensitive to it, experiencing symptoms such as itching, redness, or rash. However, if you have very sensitive skin, are prone to allergies, are taking certain medications, or if you have known pre-existing conditions, it is generally recommended that you first consult with a dermatologist.

Are there any known interactions with other cosmetic ingredients?

Dimethicone can be used in combination with a variety of other ingredients and there are no known interactions. However, it is important to note that it is a synthetic polymer and may not blend as well with natural ingredients.

What other cosmetic ingredients is dimethicone often combined with?

Dimethicone is often used in combination with other moisturizers such as glycerin and hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin. It is also often combined with active ingredients such as retinol and vitamin C to firm and smooth the skin. Dimethicone can also be used as a carrier to deliver active ingredients into deeper layers of the skin.


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