Our database includes 7137 products that contain Dimethicone.

You should know

What it is

Comedogenic Rating:   1
Irritancy Rating:   0


Dimethicone is a silicone used for making products smooth and silky. It also has the added benefit of sealing in hydration. The amount of dimethicone found in beauty products is considered safe and non-comedogenic, meaning it won't clog pores.

Dimethicone has been found increase absorption in skin, boosting the benefits of other ingredients. While there is concern for the safety of dimethicone, the levels used in skincare are safe for use.

People also like: Glycerin, Niacinamide, Panthenol

People also dislike: Parfum, Niacinamide, Alcohol

Dimethicone is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 19.9% of the products in our database containing it.

Community Stats

3221 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Sensitivity • Wrinkles • Redness

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Sensitivity • Fungal Acne • Redness • Dryness

Where it's used

Dimethicone is most often found as ingredient number 8 within an ingredient list.

Of the 12 products in our database that have a known concentration of Dimethicone, we've seen concentrations from 1% to 5% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Dimethicone the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 33401
  • INN Name: dimeticone
  • EC #:  - / - / - /
  • Ph. Eur. Name: dimeticonum
  • All Functions: Antifoaming, Emollient, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.