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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
● SILOXANES AND SILICONES, DIMETHYL, HYDROXY-TERMINATED

Restricted

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

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo196 products
foundation187 products
hair treatment/serum163 products
conditioner156 products
facial moisturizer/treatment114 products
moisturizer92 products
eye shadow82 products
concealer50 products
hair styling aide47 products
blush46 products
daily use with SPF40 products
serums & essences38 products
antiperspirant/deodorant34 products
bronzer/highlighter29 products
around-eye cream19 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)18 products
mask18 products
hand cream18 products
styling gel/lotion17 products
lipstick16 products
body firming lotion15 products
setting powder/spray15 products
body wash/cleanser15 products
recreational sunscreen12 products
glitter12 products
anti-aging11 products
BB cream10 products
facial powder10 products
brow liner7 products
makeup primer7 products
beard oil6 products
facial cleanser6 products
mascara6 products
hair color and bleaching4 products
hair spray4 products
4 products
detangler4 products
toners/astringents3 products
body oil3 products
shaving cream3 products
styling mousse/foam3 products
after shave3 products
sunless tanning3 products
makeup remover2 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
body spray2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
nail polish2 products
baby lotion2 products
beard care2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
makeup removing wipes1 products
body cleansing wipes1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
lip liner1 products
baby shampoo1 products
beard cleanser1 products
CC cream1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 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.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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