Know Your Ingredients: Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer

by Gio

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What it is
Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer is a film-forming agent to whom silicones were added.

What it does
Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer is a binding agent, thus helping products adhere better to the skin.
In addition, it also forms a protective layer on hair and skin, which binds water in, thus giving them a smooth feel.

Side effects
Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer is generally considered to be safe.


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Eli November 12, 2011 - 6:37 pm

This is one of the most common ingredients I see on cosmetics. Glad it’s safe 🙂

beautifulwithbrains November 13, 2011 - 8:59 pm

Eli, me too. It’s really good when you come across an ingredient that doesn’t have side effects..


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