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  • Pros and Cons of Silicone Containing Ingredients?

    Posted by spadirect on January 13, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    What are the pros and cons of using silicone containing ingredients in skin creams in terms of (1) product performance and (2) consumer market perceptions?

    I would greatly appreciate any comments or discussion about the use of silicone containing ingredients in skincare products.


    OldPerry replied 5 years, 4 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • OldPerry

    January 14, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Pros - shine, slick feel, smoothness, light feel, moisturizing without tackiness

    Cons - some consumers think silicones are bad and not natural

  • ngarayeva001

    January 15, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    This is an endless topic on the pros side. First of all silicones are quite wide range of ingredients. High cps dimethicone reduces TEWL, volatile silicones in duo-phased make-up remover act as functional ingredients (they dissolve makeup), some crosslinked silicones can be used straight on face as primers and enhace texture of the product in general, silicones reduce soaping caused by surfactants, silicones in hair care products add shine. The bottom line - silicones are amazing.

    Cons - chemophobia…

  • OldPerry

    January 15, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    @ngarayeva001 - great point.  Silicones are so diverse that the question is just too broad to have a useful answer. It’s like asking “Animals - pros and cons”

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