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What Have You Heard About Silicone in Skincare Products?

With increasing consumer knowledge about their skincare, there is a need to discover less discussed ingredients. Silicone in skincare is one of those ingredients. Let’s try to know about its benefits. 

What Have You Heard About Silicone in Skincare Products?

Silicones are semi-solid liquid substances commonly found in several skincare products. They are derived from silica. They form a breathable film over our skin and function as occlusive agents. It is also clinically proven to heal open wounds and improve scarring. That’s why they have been used in burn units for applying over wounds as they give breathable coverage. 

Apart from such benefits, silicones are great for improving the texture of skin care lotions and moisturizers by giving them a creamy or velvety appearance. It boosts the hydration, giving a silky smooth skin. Overall, silicones are safe for our skin. They are non-irritant and non-toxic in nature. 

What Have You Heard About Silicone in Skincare Products?What Have You Heard About Silicone in Skincare Products?

Some of the reasons people want to avoid silicones are because it is hydrophobic and give sticky skin. This does not go well with layering several skincare products. It also tends to block the pores causing breakouts. But not all types of silicones are bad for our skin. Especially volatile silicones are best for acne-prone skin.  

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About the Author: Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Lahore, Pakistan. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling, and pharmaceutical care planning. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.


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