Dimethiconol, Dimethiconol

Dimethiconol is a synthetic active ingredient that is frequently used in cosmetic products such as creams, lotions, hair care products and make-up. It is a derivative of the ingredient dimethicone, which additionally has hydroxyl groups.

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

Dimethiconol is often used as a moisturizer to make the skin smooth and supple. It helps retain moisture in the skin, which can improve skin elasticity and make the skin smoother. It can also help strengthen the skin barrier, thereby protecting the skin from dehydration.

What other benefits are known for this ingredient?

Dimethiconol also has hair cosmetic properties, it is used to make hair smoother and suppler, improve combability and give a silky shine. It also protects against heat damage.

Is it a natural or artificial ingredient?

Dimethiconol is a synthetic ingredient, which means it is man-made and contains no natural ingredients.

How is dimethiconol obtained for use in Korean cosmetic products?

Korean cosmetic products mostly contain dimethiconol, which was produced by synthesis from petrochemical raw materials.

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

Dimethiconol is considered safe for use on the skin and there are no known harmful side effects. However, some people may be sensitive to it and may experience 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 any known pre-existing conditions, it is generally recommended that you first consult with a dermatologist.

Are there any known interactions with other cosmetic ingredients?

There are no known interactions of dimethiconol with other ingredients. However, it can be used in combination with other ingredients to increase the efficacy of products.

With which other cosmetic ingredients is dimethiconol often combined?

Dimethiconol is often combined 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. In hair care products, it is often used with oils or silicones to obtain smoother and more supple hair.


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