Dimethicone is a chemical compound commonly used in the cosmetic and skin care industry. It belongs to the class of silicones, which are polymers based on silicon and oxygen. Dimethicone is a special type of silicone, usually found as a clear, odorless liquid.
- Hydrates: It has the ability to create a protective barrier on the skin that helps trap moisture.
- Reduces Irritation: Dimethicone can help soothe irritated skin by creating a protective layer that can minimize contact with outside irritants, such as air pollutants or chemicals.
- Reduces Itching: The emollient properties of dimethicone can help relieve itching associated with skin conditions such as eczema or dry skin.
- Improves the appearance of the skin: By creating a smoother surface and retaining moisture, dimethicone may also improve the overall appearance of the skin by making it brighter and minimizing the appearance of temporary fine lines and wrinkles .
- Protects against external aggressors: Dimethicone can serve as a protective barrier against environmental factors such as UV rays, pollution and wind, helping to prevent damage caused by these elements.