Dimethicone is a mixture of closely related chemical compounds which is used in skin care products as an anti-foaming agent 1. Dimethicone is generally regarded as nontoxic and nonirritating, although it may cause temporary eye irritation 2. According to the Cosmetic Ingredients Review (an independent committee established by the Personal Care Products Council, an industry trade association that thoroughly reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), dimethicone is safe to use in the amounts present in our products 3.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.