NASTY, not used in ecostore products

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High Health Hazard. Dimethicone is a type of Silicone, and can be irritating to the skin and slow to biodegrade.

Silicones are commonly found in both personal care and household cleaning products. They are multi-functional ingredients, for example, they can act as emollients in shampoos and de-foamers in dish tablets/powders & laundry detergents. Silicones are slow to degrade in the environment and may accumulate over time. Some studies have also found that silicones can be irritating to skin. REFERENCE: (1. Lukasiak, J., Dorosz, A., Prokopowicz, M., Rosciszewski, P., Falkiewicz, B. 2005. Biodegradation of Silicones (Organosiloxanes). Biopolymers Online.)

INCI Name Dimethicone
EWG Rating 3 - 3
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