Silicones in cosmetics
Silicones in cosmetics are currently the subject of some controversy, however this is unjustified.
Topically applied, silicones create a very good skin feeling, leaving the skin’s surface immediately appearing smoother and softer. This is not the only reason why silicones are frequently used in modern cosmetic technology.
Critical articles often equate silicones with petroleum products (paraffins, PEGs) that are suspected of causing skin reactions.