Back in March, while I was doing wardrobe for the RAH(watch both here and here) commercial shoot, the MUA/hairstylist, Renata, and I became friends almost immediately. She was telling me about how bad silicone based foundations and primers were for your skin.
Silicone not only suffocates and clogs your pore, but it also causes acne, especially if you are already acne prone. Plus it is really bad for the environment.
The most common type used in makeup is Dimethicone. But it can also be any other word ending in -cone. Another popular type Cyclopentasiloxane or anything else ending in -xane.
After learning about how bad silicone is for your skin, I began to look up products to see what it was in. You guys it’s practically in everything! Renata and I were both shocked that it was in my Too Faced Born This Way foundation. We both assumed it was fine. I only looked it up after realizing my Smashbox primer carried it.
When you mix silicone and non makeups together, clumps can form.
Silicone also acts like a mask. You may notice by the end of the day, lines may have formed from your makeup. It’s not good for everyday use. The only time it’s good to use makeup that contains it, is if you’re going to be on camera.
I have gone through so many ingredient lists. Some companies don’t even list their full ingredients online.
Too Faced’s Hangover Primer is also silicone-free. If only Born This Way was as well.
I almost bought Laura Mercier’s Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation but I was not very fond of the reviews.
Some other splendid brands that I have found are Ilia and Vapour Organic Beauty. Jane Iredale is also a good brand but some of the products do contain silicone, just make sure to read the ingredient list. The Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals Foundation looks and sounds brilliant!
I really hope this post was very helpful. I’m still shocked at how hard it was to find silicone free products. Why would anyone want to suffocate their skin? It’s crazy!!