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Why hair products will change skin care...

Isn’t it interesting that hair care products are ahead of skin care products when it comes to dropping the use of silicones (which are a mainstay ingredients in most personal care products). So why are hair care product companies more savvy? Great question, maybe because in consumer testing, people feel like the product weighs the hair down, or that’s what many of the TV ads say… or maybe because in Japan there have been reports of the negative effects of silicones on the scalp, or the current push from the popularity surge of Korean products, which are looking for solutions to silicones.

Why do skin care companies push an ingredient that is a plastic based polymer, with thousands of derivatives, some banned for use in the EU and Canada, and many known to be unsafe for the environment? Simple, silicones give products a silky glide and fill in minor imperfections in the skin, so when you touch your face and look in the mirror, your skin appears smooth. Savvy consumers know that your skin is the largest organ in your body, and one of the main functions of the skin is gas exchange. Hmmm, so what happens when you put a plastic based polymer over something that is suppose to breathe? For more info you can read our info page on silicones and skin care here:


Dry Water – Liquid Marbles?

Dry Water – Liquid Marbles? Sounds like something from a sci-fi movie doesn’t it? Discovered in 2001 from research dating back to 1968, you probably use cosmetics, skin care, Anti Aging and personal care products, like deodorants with this technology. What is it? Water droplets are coated in a hydrophobic powder that makes the water droplet roll – and be water-resistant. The video clip shows what happens when you coat a finger with a hydrophobic powder.

You can read more about hydrophobic compounds here:

You can read more about silicones, which are hydrophobic compounds here:


EU warning for skin care products...

A new study by the Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals studied 54 body lotions. Their findings showed 24% of these products available in the Danish market contain ingredients that can either be highly allergenic, or in animal test studies have been shown to impact hormones via the endocrine system, also known as EDC compounds (Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals).

This list includes parabens and cyclopentasiloxane, a silicone commonly found in skin care and anti aging beauty products, which the EU Environment Agency has recently declared “unsafe” and is expected to be banned for use in products.

According to Christel Søgaard Kirkeby, of the Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals, “Now there are several reasons why cyclopentasiloxane should not be used in for example body lotions. In part scientists have suspicions that the substance is endocrine disrupting, and in part the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety does not consider the substance to be safe due to the risk of damage to the liver.”

More Info on silicones in skin care:



Photo: SpecialChem Industry News, Published on 2015-08-26
Danish Consumer Council Reports Allergens and EDCs in Body Care Products


Silicones in Skin Care

Anyone find this curious? 

An article in beautyhigh.com based upon a panel presentation of MD’s reported this on silicones:

Unless accompanied by a penetration enhancer, silicones stay on top of the skin—and that’s why they feel so great.
“Silicones by themselves just stay on the skin, and that’s why you feel that silky after-feel when you put something on that has silicone,” said a dermatologist. “There are certain things that are penetration enhancers, but I don’t know why you would use [them] unless you’re trying to really drive an active ingredient into the skin.”

Products with silicone feel better—and are more likely to be used.
“I think the silicone issue is a very valid point, because there are biodegradability issues with it, but there’s also one of these other things: people love to have products that feel good,” said a Counsel dermatologist. “Silicones are not all bad; they’re different types of chemical structures. But the silicone question is a big one because you can formulate wonderful products, but if they’re not aesthetically pleasing, your consumer base and your patients will not use them.”

Let’s see, silicones just sit on the skin and prevent active ingredients from being absorbed and have biodegradability issues that these MD’s acknowledged is a valid issue, but not to worry, they have to be used in skin care or customers won’t like the way products feel… Really?

Thousands of people worldwide love the silky botanical serums of NaturDerm products and the high level of performance, without silicones…you do have a choice, you don’t have to compromise!

More info on silicones: http://greatnewskin.com/pages/siliconesandskincare

More article info: http://beautyhigh.com/10-parabens-silicones/