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Is silicon cosmetics harmful?

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Many cosmetics are marketed as silicone-free products to give consumers the impression of a single ingredient with little irritation.

This is due to the fact that many cosmetics and skincare products contain silicon to enhance the appearance of the skin.

Silicone in cosmetics refers to all kinds of polysiloxane polymer compounds (Silicone). Silicon is found in the vast majority of cosmetics, as well as in many skin care serums and oil-free creams, especially from big-name department store brands.

There are two considerations for adding silicon to skin care products. First, skin care products containing silicon feel smoother and have better ductility, which can bring the "fake slippery" texture that some people like. On the other hand, and more importantly, silicon is a very common substrate, which is very stable and can protect the activity of some active ingredients, such as vitamin C, which is easy to oxidize and denature, allowing the product to last longer.

Because European and American brands usually attach great importance to skin feeling, "silicon" will not be absorbed by the skin, nor will it bring any substantial skin care effect other than moisturizing, but it can provide immediate results such as smooth, filling pores and wrinkles, and refreshing and non-greasy face feeling.

At the same time because "silicon" can provide smooth feeling, a lot of shampoo things also often add this one component.

This wide range of applications, of course, mainly because polysiloxane is chemically very safe and stable, and is not likely to be absorbed into the body, is safe for most people to use.

Human skin is not sensitive to various silicone oil materials, the stimulation of silicone oil is weak, some ring clustering silicone oil can be absorbed through the skin trace, but will not cause skin irritation and allergic reaction.

Through clinical experiment, it was found that silicone oil had no obvious effect on human urinary system, digestive system and circulatory system. Longer term observational studies have shown that silicone oil does not increase the risk of cancer. At present, the effect of silicone on human immune stress has not been determined, but there is no clear evidence that silicone oil can affect the immune system. So far, there is no experimental evidence that silicone oil material has obvious negative effects on human body.


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