Know Your Ingredients: Cetyl Dimethicone

by Gio

cetyl dimethicone

What it is
Cetyl Dimethicone is a silicone polymer.

What it does
Cetyl Dimethicone gives slip to a product, making application easier.
In addition, it also forms a protective barrier on the skin that slows down water loss and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.

Side effects
Cetyl Dimethicone is generally considered to be safe.

(Source: cosmeticsinfo.org)

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5 comments

Janessa August 18, 2012 - 5:00 pm

😀 Are all ingredients ending in ‘cone’ some form of silicone?

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beautifulwithbrains August 18, 2012 - 5:39 pm

Janessa, usually yes, if an ingredient ends in cone you can be pretty sure it’s a silicone. 🙂

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Janessa August 19, 2012 - 12:40 am

Okie! This smiley 😀 looks so silly! Thanks, Gio! When I was at animation camp, I made my final project based on you! It’s about an Italian beauty blogger and I tried to paint you. It’s a paper cut-out animation and I have to send you it sometime. I was wondering if you’d add the music for me? I have some weird music to it but I don’t know if you’ll like it.

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Janessa August 19, 2012 - 12:41 am

Not really based on you but more like: is you. 😀 <– silly face

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beautifulwithbrains August 19, 2012 - 5:27 am

Did you? Wow, I’m so honoured, that’s so sweet of you! 😳 Thanks hun, I would love to see it and no worries about the music. Just add whatever you like, I’m sure I’ll love it.
I would love to add more, but I’m quite speechless now. 😳

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