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Dimethiconol

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

DIHYDROXYPOLYDIMETHYLSILOXANE, DIMETHICONOL, DIMETHYL HYDROXY-TERMINATED SILOXANES AND SILICONES, DIMETHYLSILANEDIOL HOMOPOLYMER, SILANOL-TERMINATED, HYDROXY-TERMINATED SILOXANES AND SILICONES, DIMETHYL, POLY[OXY(DIMETHYLSILYLENE)],A -HYDRO-W -HYDROXY-, SILANOL-TERMINATED DIMETHYLSILANEDIOL HOMOPOLYMER, and SILOXANES AND SILICONES, DIMETHYL, HYDROXY-TERMINATED

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


Dimethiconol is a silicon-based polymer.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation211 products
shampoo204 products
conditioner142 products
eye shadow133 products
facial moisturizer/treatment122 products
hair treatment/serum111 products
blush103 products
concealer95 products
moisturizer78 products
daily use with SPF62 products
lipstick58 products
serums & essences39 products
antiperspirant/deodorant38 products
hair styling aide30 products
bronzer/highlighter24 products
facial powder22 products
around-eye cream21 products
mask18 products
body wash/cleanser18 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)17 products
lip gloss17 products
anti-aging15 products
recreational sunscreen14 products
mascara13 products
glitter12 products
BB cream12 products
styling gel/lotion9 products
body firming lotion8 products
brow liner7 products
setting powder/spray7 products
makeup primer6 products
detangler5 products
sunless tanning5 products
5 products
hair color and bleaching4 products
hand cream4 products
hair spray4 products
beard oil4 products
styling mousse/foam3 products
facial cleanser3 products
CC cream3 products
eye liner3 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
nail polish2 products
toners/astringents2 products
lip liner1 products
fragrance for men1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
baby shampoo1 products
beard care1 products
bar soap1 products
beard cleanser1 products
after shave1 products
baby lotion1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
nail treatment1 products
shaving cream1 products

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of environmental toxicity or persistenceOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
3 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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