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Silicone in cosmetics — good or harm - health and Beauty -

Chemists dispel the myths, popularly explaining the action of silicones

Ksenia Парфенова31 March 2019 16:2285700

Силиконы в косметике — польза или вред - Красота и здоровье -

silicones are inert, and therefore does not have a direct, vozdeistvovat:

Bloggers and inexperienced beauticians in one voice say: the silicone clogs the pores! Girls are advised not to use the funds in the silicones, not to provoke the inflammation on the skin and dry hair. In fact, this group of chemicals is not so terrible as it is described. In simple words talk about the principle of silicones.

Silicones what is it?

Silicones is the group of synthetic polymers, which is divided into several subgroups with different properties:

  • Water soluble — easily washed off with water, leaving a thin protective film. Examples: Dimethicone Copolyol, Polysioxane, Lauryl Methicone Copolyol and others. Included in the formulations of creams, serums, bases for the face, grout for enlarged pores and many other cosmetics. The percentage in the composition to 8%.
  • Partially water soluble — they are also washed away, but with the use of detergent. Examples: Behenoxy Dimethicone, Amodimethicone, Stearoxy Dimethicone and others. It is added to shampoos, balsams and hair masks, you can sometimes see in the paint for the hair. The percentage content in the composition up to 20%.
  • Poorly soluble — they can be washed only with deeply penetrating detergent. Examples: Methicone, Cyclomethicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, and others. Usually found in the composition of styling products: hairspray, spray for fixing, styling gel, also can be seen in the composition of a heat and sunscreens, antiperspirants, body lotions. The percentage content in the composition up to 20%.

Силиконы в косметике — польза или вред - Красота и здоровье -

silicones dissolve detergent and even vodovoda:

The action of silicones

  • In essence, silicones are inert — they do not have any effect on our skin and hair. The role of silicone in medium — to form a thin air film, which will slow the evaporation of moisture.
  • Under the layer of silicone film to the active ingredients of the composition work better — more effective nourish the skin, heal rashes and clear the irritation.
  • Silicones help the tool easier and more evenly distributed over the surface, leveling the surface of the skin and hair.
  • Since silicones are inert, they do not contribute to the growth of bacteria, contrary to myth.
  • The silicones may not be allergies, since they are not toxic and contained in the medium in a safe concentration.
  • The only negative effect is a more rapid contamination of hair. The polymer molecules attract water molecules, along with environmental factors — dust, fat.
  • Силиконы в косметике — польза или вред - Красота и здоровье -

    silicones do not cause allergies and razdrajenie:

    Dispel myths

    It is believed that the silicones clogged in the pores of the skin that provokes the appearance of lesions. But people blaming this group of chemical ingredients, do not understand that the inertness of silicones in itself disproves that myth. First of all you need to pay attention to individual responses — we all have different skin which reacts differently even to natural substances. As part of the same cream may not be less than ten other components, one of which will clog pores. To understand what it is, can only be experienced through.

    Others are afraid that the skin will not breathe under a layer of silicone. Chemists in response to this I say: remember that the skin doesn't breathe. Experienced beauticians to specially select the treatment with silicones, which allows the active substances faster to cure acne and moisturize dry areas.

    So we should not believe what silicones carcinogenic. No study so far has not proved the influence of cosmetics on the cancer, otherwise it would be on the front page of all media. Laboratory workers cosmetic factories are working diligently each formula to make customers happy medium and keep buying it. To add to the composition element, deteriorating health of the client, no one would.

    Summing up, once again I repeat — silicones are completely safe for your health and beauty under normal use and regular cleaning of the skin and hair. Do not deprive yourself of pleasure to go with shiny smooth hair and smooth complexion. Come to chemistry with the mind, then it will bring you only benefits.


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