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Doctor insights on: Dimethicone Side Effects

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Is dimethicone bad in face lotions?

Is dimethicone bad in face lotions?

Safe/drawbacks: Generally safe, but may form an impermissible barrier, trapping bacteria and natural oils leading to skin irration and an acne form eruption in some cases. Prolonged daily use may cause irrational. Be sure skin is cleaned nightly and a hydrating cream applied. Discontinue if excessive redness and irration occurs. ...Read more

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Does dimethicone in shampoo and body wash cause build up over time?

Does dimethicone in shampoo and body wash cause build up over time?

Yes: Dimethicone is a silicon base polymer that prevents foaming of product and provides a protectant barrier to decrease drying out of skin and hair. It acts like a coating and does sometimes trap everything under it fda and cosmetic ingredient review assessed it as safe to use. ...Read more

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Does dimethicone in shampoo stop your hair from growing?

Does dimethicone in shampoo stop your hair from growing?

Not necessarily: There are only anecdotal (as in reports from customers) stories of hair loss possibly from dimethicone containing products. Overall, it's felt to be relatively safe both by the FDA, Cosmetic Ingredient Review and Skin Deep Datablase. ...Read more

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Is it ok for breastfeeding moms to use skincare products with cyclopentasiloxane,             cyclomethicone, peg 10 dimethicone and aluminum dioxid?

Is it ok for breastfeeding moms to use skincare products with cyclopentasiloxane,             cyclomethicone, peg 10 dimethicone and aluminum dioxid?

Appears to be safe: The chemicals mentioned mainly stay in the upper layers of the skin- miniscule amounts go into the body.
If you have other questions here is a great website:
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http://www. Breastfeedingonline. Com/meds. Shtml#sthash.5ld4zlrc. Dpbs
it is from dr. Thomas hale a texas tech pharmacologists+ includes link to toxnet national library of medicine. ...Read more

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Does Dimethicone clog scalp pores? It's in a lot of hair detanglers, leave in conditioners, and shampoos.

Does Dimethicone clog scalp pores? It's in a lot of hair detanglers, leave in conditioners, and shampoos.

Dimethicone: Dimethicone is what the chemists like to call a silicon. The FDA has approved the use of dimethicone as a skin protrctant in over the counter products. It has been deemed safe in personal care products. For some this is not a good daily skin care product it my block the skin pores. It forms a sort of plastic like barrier on the out side of the skin. You will have to try it to see how your sk ...Read more

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I may have injested following things shoul ibe worried, PVP, DIMETHICONE, kaolin, titanium dioxide, Vp/VA copolymer, propylene glycol from nose strip?

I may have injested following things shoul ibe worried, PVP, DIMETHICONE, kaolin, titanium dioxide, Vp/VA copolymer, propylene glycol from nose strip?

No: I am assuming you mean a nasal strip like Breath Right. None of those compounds cause significant toxicity, especially ingested in the small amount that would be present in a nasal strip. No need for concern. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use skin and hair care products that have dimethicone as it's active ingredient during pregnancy especially on 7wks pregnancy?

Is it safe to use skin and hair care products that have dimethicone as it's active ingredient during pregnancy especially on 7wks pregnancy?

Not Absorbed: This material has no absorption through the skin and is not biodegradable. It should not be an issue insofar as your pregnancy is concerned. ...Read more

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Pregnant 5 months with head lice. Can use anti-lice lotion or shampoo contain ingredients permethrin 1% w/w or Dimethicone or benzyl benzoate 25% w/v?

Pregnant 5 months with head lice. Can use anti-lice lotion or shampoo contain ingredients permethrin 1% w/w or Dimethicone or benzyl benzoate 25% w/v?

Head lice: Permethrin 1% is safe while pregnant. Dimethicone topical moisturizer is safe too. You don't need Benzyl benzoate 25% if Dimethicone worked as a moisturizer, and you don't need it to treat head lice, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more