Naturally derived from silica (sand), clinically tested as non toxic. Serves purpose as an emollient which forms a protective layer, preventing water loss and keeping in moisture. Provides waterproofing coat to hair to prevent moisture loss from hair, offering smooth, silky, soft, healthy shine.
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Medical journal: Int J Toxicol. 2003;22 Suppl 2:11-35. Nair B. Cosmetic Ingredients Review Expert Panel. “Final report on the safety assessment of stearoxy dimethicone, dimethicone, methicone, amino bispropyl dimethicone, aminopropyl dimethicone, amodimethicone, amodimethicone hydroxystearate, behenoxy dimethicone, C24-28 alkyl methicone, C30-45 alkyl methicone, C30-45 alkyl dimethicone, cetearyl methicone, cetyl dimethicone, dimethoxysilyl ethylenediaminopropyl dimethicone, hexyl methicone, hydroxypropyldimethicone, stearamidopropyl dimethicone, stearyl dimethicone, stearyl methicone, and vinyldimethicone.”