Silicones, how to spot them and why you should avoid them.

 

Silicones go by different names (dimethicone is one of the best-known) and are modified into numerous different formulas in order to perform the specific role expected of them: waterproofing and retaining moisture are one of the basic functions in cosmetics, and these are the ones that might be preventing the water from reaching the skin during wudu, but at the same time that they are keeping the water from getting in, they are also keeping the sweat and toxins from getting out. And while silicone originates from a natural source, it undergoes extensive chemical processing that leaves a huge ecological footprint and renders the ingredient ultimately synthetic, and this is one of the reasons many people, no matter their background, are choosing to eliminate silicones from their skincare.