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Dimethyl Isosorbide

Our database includes 439 products that contain Dimethyl Isosorbide.


Dimethyl Isosorbide is a solvent and helps deliver actives into your skin. It is created from sorbitol.

As a solvent, dimethyl isosorbide helps dissolve other ingredients. This helps ensure even distribution of an ingredient. It may also be used to decrease the thickness of a product.

Studies show dimethyl isosorbide is able to penetrate skin to deliver other ingredients into the skin, making them more effective.

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Dimethyl Isosorbide is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.9% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:


Where it's used

Dimethyl Isosorbide is most often found as ingredient number 12 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Dimethyl Isosorbide the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 75870
  • EC #:  226-159-8
  • All Functions: Solvent, Viscosity Controlling
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.