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Dimethicone/ Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer

Other Concerns

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

● DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
● DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer is a copolymer of dimethylpolysiloxanecrosslinked with vinyl dimethylpolysiloxane.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation444 products
concealer433 products
lipstick231 products
eye shadow114 products
bronzer/highlighter105 products
daily use with SPF79 products
facial moisturizer/treatment66 products
makeup primer58 products
blush49 products
setting powder/spray40 products
lip gloss33 products
recreational sunscreen21 products
moisturizer21 products
facial powder20 products
serums & essences19 products
around-eye cream18 products
BB cream14 products
mask10 products
brow liner10 products
CC cream9 products
eye liner8 products
lip liner7 products
mascara6 products
hair styling aide6 products
5 products
anti-aging5 products
lip balm3 products
fragrance for women3 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
body art2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
conditioner2 products
baby sunscreen1 products
tanning oil1 products
fragrance for men1 products
shampoo1 products
sunless tanning1 products
hair spray1 products
body firming lotion1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of skin irritationOpen scientific literature

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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