Beauty Ingredients 101: What's the Deal With Dimethicone?

Deven Hopp

It’s hard to keep up with what’s in and what’s out in beauty ingredients. And once something makes the no-no list, does that apply to all variations of that ingredient, and does that mean it’s off-limits for all skin types? Silicones definitely fall into this mystery product category, with dimethicone in particular being the subject of much debate. So we decided to get answers. We asked dermatologist Dr. Carl Thornfeldt and celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau to break down everything we need to know about dimethicone.

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