Silicones in cosmetics: harm or benefit?
 Most of the modern beauty industry in its composition contain silicones. Concerning the benefits and harms of this ingredient, there are many conflicting opinions. Let's try together with MyCharm understand the dilemma: "Apply can not be ignored."

In the periodic table in the fourth group of chemical elements numbered fourteen listed Silicium (Si). We it is more known as quartz or silicon. In the Stone Age out of him grind primitive knives and arrowheads, and at the end of the nineteenth century German scientist Frederick Kipping was synthesized silicone.

In the 50 years of the twentieth century, silicones entered the cosmetics, but gained world fame a little later, with the invention of breast implants.

Today, as a hundred years ago, the foundation for silicones is quartz, but modern technology it is subjected to chemical treatment, receiving is not natural and synthetic product. This allows ekobrendam put silicone at the end of the list of ingredients of their products. In nature, there is yet another of the same ingredient, especially natural, having such a positive beneficial properties. But it should be understood that the silicones cosmetic effect persists only up to the first washing agent to the skin, nails or hair.

 Silicones in cosmetics: harm or benefit?

The magical properties of silicones

The most common type of silicone used in cosmetics are: Dimethicone (dimethicone), Dimethicone copolyol (dimethicone copolyol) and Cyclomethicon (cyclomethicone). From the standpoint of cosmetology preferably to use with cyclomethicone, as the latter can evaporate from the skin and hair and is easily washed off with water. For example, dimethicone This feature does not possess, and requires very careful washing.

Learn silicones on the label does not present difficulties even for those who do not remember school chemistry course and taught Latin. They refer to the definitions of ending in -con, -siloxane and -conol. Silicones are used in decorative and sunscreens, styling, deodorants, nail polishes and care products for skin and hair.

The widespread use of silicones is due to their amazing features:

- Prevent dehydration of the skin due to the formation of a protective film on the surface of the "locking" moisture inside;

- Protect the hair color after dyeing;

- Contribute to the speedy drying of funds, which is important for nail polish;

- Support the resistance of decorative cosmetics;

- Visually smooth wrinkles and tightens pores, giving the skin smoothness;

- Create the effect of a glossy shine or matting;

- Reduce the allergenicity of a number of cosmetic ingredients.

Security Research silicones

In 2008, the Ministry of Environment and Environment Canada was made a loud statement that silicones cyclotetrasiloxane, cyclohexasiloxane cyclopentasiloxane and can accumulate in the water, thereby posing a threat to the flora, fauna and nature in general. But in 2009, the charges were refuted.

Security silicones in cosmetics commented Beth Montemayer, director of the Canadian Association of cosmetics, toiletries and fragrances, "All three of silicone safe for human health." The validity of her words as an independent certified chemist from Canada Yves Lanctot. According to him, the use of creams with silicone for skin care is absolutely harmless, including when applying them to the delicate thin skin around the eyes.

Three effective ways to silicones

Face Serum The Youth As We know It by Bliss

 Silicones in cosmetics: harm or benefit?

At the heart of the best anti-aging serum ten ingredients of cosmetics, according to SPA-salons Bliss at the end of ten years of successful work. Means nourishes and moisturizes the skin, improves its elasticity, accelerates regeneration, nourishes the cells with oxygen. Moisturizing serum is limited to six hours.

Hair Mask Silicone hair mask from Mon Platin

 Silicones in cosmetics: harm or benefit?

A unique complex of nutrients designed to prevent breakage and hair section by the use of a hair dryer. The basis of the mask - an extract of flaxseed. It nourishes the hair, facilitates combing, gives a healthy look and shine. Suitable for daily use.

Tonal basis-bronzer Terracotta Skin Healthy Glow Foundation Second Skin Effect by Guerlain

 Silicones in cosmetics: harm or benefit?

Foundation with velvety weightless structure and effect "second skin." Gives smoothness and flatness, hide wrinkles and rashes, tightens pores. It gives skin a bronze glow and light tanning effect. Basis-bronzer is available in two shades - for brunettes and blondes.

Apply cosmetics containing silicones in the complex daily care or not, every girl to be alone. Scientific studies have confirmed the safety of silicone harmless.
Author: Natalia Bartukova