Dimethicone is a silicone-based polymer widely used for its silkiness and conditioning properties.
Dimethicone forms a barrier on the skin’s surface that helps to block water loss while giving skin a silky feel. As an emollient, dimethicone helps to improve skin softness and flexibility by filling in the spaces in the top layer of skin. It is included in skincare products for these moisturizing benefits.
Dimethicone is appropriate for all skin types. It is non-comedogenic, or non-pore clogging. Because of its gentleness and effectiveness, dimethicone is one of the most commonly-used moisturizing ingredients and can be found in many products, including lotions, creams and serums.