Silicones in make-up products

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    The media is usually very good, when bad things are noticed, etc. But one must not forget that the media writes things to sell, and very often there is scare news where all circumstances are not always mentioned.

    Therefore, many ingredients have suffered from this, e.g. parabens that many products write that they do not use. It says "free of parabens" on many products, but it says nothing about the ingredients that have been used instead.

    The same negative tone has silicones got, and it is for that yes there are bad, cheap silicones that you should not wear on the skin! But yesterday at the airbrush training, I learned the big difference between silicones and silicones, and that there are as many different types of silicones as possible.

    I thought I would bring this up with you in a post, I start from what I learned in the education (it's a whole jungle with info!) And then you get to create your own opinion :)

    A picture from the training, the bottle contains the silicone Cyclopentasiloxane which looks like ordinary water!

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    Two of the most common silicones in cosmetics are Cyclopentasiloxane and Dimethicone, which are often used together. Dimethicone is commonly described as clogging the pores, but There are different forms of Dimethicone, and not everyone does!

    Cyclopentasiloxane even evaporates from the skin and has disappeared completely after about 14 hours, so you have e.g. a silicone-based foundation so you do not need any powder left over because there is like nothing that needs to be fixed. Powder is then only used on oily skin to soak up excess oil.

    Positive properties with (good) silicones:
    * They retain moisture in the skin while the skin breathes, and are therefore often used together with moisturizing ingredients for a moisturizing result.
    * It withstands both heat and moisture well, which means that the makeup stays well in most environments, even when it is hot, and you can even swim with it (not super long).
    * Silicones do not react with the skin, and that is why it is also used for medical purposes such as. on burns and implants.

    * They are incredibly effective in basic make-up and make the skin silky smooth, fill in wrinkles and give a lasting result.

    Do not misunderstand my post now, I advocate natural (and organic) ingredients and use it myself as much as possible. But I also do not conclude that "everything natural is good, and everything synthetic is badBut always try to think one step further.

    Conclusion - There are bad silicones that you should avoid, and there are silicones that do nothing negative for the skin at all but only contribute with positive properties! This is a jungle, so choose products based on your own common sense and not because of everything you hear and read. I use skin and hair care without silicones, but my face primer that I have used for more than a year now, it is silicone based and the savior in need of my skin! :)

    And do you know what I found out the other day when I met a super nice guy who works with manufacturing Aco's products? Next year, it will be forbidden to market yourself by telling what the products do not contain, so you can only write about ingredients that are in the product, which I think is great!

    Then consumers do not have to be fooled that "this product is good because it does not contain it, and this and that" without knowing all the shit that it actually contains. Good, is not it? :)

    Hugs are!

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    Helena Amiley
    I write mostly about beauty but also offer glimpses from the entrepreneurial life and the construction of our own camper van. Vanlife here we come!

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