dimethicone crosspolymer

Dimethicone crosspolymer is a silicone derivative used as a stabilising and suspending agent or as a thickener in skin care products.

References for this information:

Scars, Burns, and Healing, August 2019, ePublication
International Journal of Toxicology, May 2014, pages 65S-115S

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