Why Do So Many Skincare Products Contain Silicones?

Why Do So Many Skincare Products Contain Silicones?

At Nakin we have a lot of ingredients that are on our banned list, and they are usually synthetic ingredients that have no benefits for skin. One of these ingredients is silicones which are used in so many skin care products because of their ability to make creams feel soft and luxurious, plus have a silky velvety feel when applied to skin. At Nakin though we prefer to concentrate on using ingredients that actually have benefits to skin, and this is why our natural anti-ageing face products contain as many natural ingredients as possible.

Lots of companies use silicones in their skincare products because they are cheap ways of making the products feel amazing. If you are someone who enjoys taking care of your skin, then you might have come across the ingredient "silicones" while scanning through the list of components in a product. It's hard not to notice that an overwhelming number of skincare products contain silicones, but have you ever wondered why? This post will explore the answer to this question and give you an insightful look into why so many skincare products utilise silicones.

Silicones have been used in skincare products for years. These ingredients are often added to products in order to provide a silky and smooth texture that is easily absorbed into the skin. They are also commonly used as emollients, which is where they help to give a soft feel to the skin. Additionally, silicones can feel like a barrier on the skin, plus give the feeling of moisture to keep your skin feeling hydrated for longer periods of time.  However, they are synthetic moisturising agents and other than the nice feel they provide they have no benefits for skin and have even been linked to clogging pores.

At Nakin we prefer to use natural ingredients on the face and neck as we know how many benefits that they have. We have many ingredients such as our plant oil derivatives that feel amazing on the face and neck and offer real beauty benefits from the masses of naturally occurring omega oils, vitamins, and minerals.

We much prefer using these "clean" silicone alternatives, as they are made from natural ingredients and are more environmentally friendly. These new alternatives are designed to provide some of the same benefits as traditional silicones, but without causing harm to the planet or the user.

There are several reasons why skincare products contain silicones. They can help improve the texture and appearance of the skin, provide a barrier feel to slow down water loss, and help people with the feel of dry and sensitive skin. It's important to remember that different types of silicones are available, and some are more environmentally friendly than others. So, the next time you're browsing through skincare products, remember that silicones can be beneficial but be conscious of what you're putting on your skin.

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