A type of silicone, dimethicone is one of the most frequently used emollient ingredients in moisturizers due to its gentleness and effectiveness. Dimethicone is considered a synthetic ingredient, even though it’s derived from natural silicon.
Applied to skin, dimethicone forms a permeable barrier that works to prevent moisture loss and impart a wonderfully silky feel.
Dimethicone is considered safe as used in cosmetic products.
Dimethicone helps to temporarily smooth fine lines and wrinkles functioning as a skin-conditioner. Also it prevents water loss by creating a seal or barrier on your skin and downgrades the production of cytokines.