Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer



Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer at a glance

  • Synthetic cross-linked polymer
  • Enhances formula texture
  • Used in amounts between .1% and 2%
  • CIR Expert Panel deemed safe for use in cosmetics

Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer description

Dimethicone/bis-isobutyl PPG-20 crosspolymer is a synthetic polymer used in cosmetics primarily for its texture-enhancing properties. It’s often used in sunscreens and leave-on products in amounts between 0.1% and 2%. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel deemed dimethicone/bis-isobutyl PPG-20 crosspolymer safe for use in cosmetics.

Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer references

  • International Journal of Toxicology, May 2014, pages 65S-115S

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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Not Rated