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Silicone-free foundations

What foundation do you like that's silicone-free? What are the pros and cons of different formulas?

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I like the I woke up like this by lawless and rms uncoverup! And Kjaer Weis and I wish Sephora would carry it!

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I have tried every silicone free foundation under the sun. I have very dry skin, large pores, and acne scars so I prefer a full coverage. I also am allergic to silicones which is why my skin is so wrecked. I tried the Milk Blur foundation and I liked the medium to full coverage and finish but it couldn't get it to stay longer than 3 hours. I tried the milk blur primer, different primers, and NARS setting powder and it still didn't work. Then I tried Dermablend cover creme and I like it but I'm having trouble getting it to stay as well. The only thing that has lasted is Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer concealor and foundation. It is very thick and can only be applied in a very small amount with a damp beauty blender. I also use the make up forever priming oil otherwise the foundation can get cakey. People have also recommended adding it to their moisturizer so that it isn't so hard to blend. It's expensive but that tiny jar lasts about 6-8 months. I also tried the Juice Beauty foundation but was very dry and patchy on me. It worked beautifully for my 17 year old daughter but she has younger skin. I have a very good skin care routine and exfoliate 3 times a week so these foundations should work beautifully but not all of them do. You can look me up on Instagram as Siliconefreebeautyguru. I put up all new silicone free products that I like. 

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I'm confused. Are you allergic to silicon (the 14th element on the periodic chart / found in over 90% of minerals in the planet) or silicone, the word that applies to a group of synthetic compounds which contain silicon? I am not referring to the industrial silicone which are a different animal. I'm referring to cosmetic grade. Since synthesized cosmetic grade silicones are derived from mineral components known to have extremely low allergen occurrences, people are not usually sensitive, especially due to the molecular size. It's just not large enough to enter a human pore and cause an inclusion. This is why silicone is preferred in medical settings. It's considered "safer and breathable."  Cyclomethicones, Dimethicone copolyol, these are flexible and breathable and won't clog a human pore. Carrier oils, glycerine, mineral/vegetable/nut oils have a molecular size that might pass through and might clog, cause an inclusion. If you truly have a silicon/silicone allergy and/or sensitivity, this means that you're actually allergic to a high number of other things around you. You will want to be treated by a dermatologist to ensure you don't come into contact by accident. While we've seen a few docs in our time intentionally spew forth things like "allergy to..." (enter scary sounding culprit here) to some skin condition that's just unresponsive to treatment, once the person has a diagnosis it works like OB Calp, everything improves. But most docs aren't quacks, and most people aren't allergic to the 14th element or a derivative of, rather, it can be a combo of things. I am personally not allergic to any ingredient in a certain moisturizer yet that moisturizer causes me to flush bright red. Why? It is the combo of ingredients blending with my personal chemistry. If you've absolutely narrowed down your culprit through your allergist and dermatologist, you will want to look for a long list other than "silicone-free" because so, so many things were derived from silicon. If you truly want silicone-free, you can make your own of minerals however you'll likely be bumping into...silicon -a 90% probability. So please be careful out there. 

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Silicone derivatives don’t clog pores because they “fall into” a pore. Pores are clogged because skin cells become trapped in the pore under the silicone (plastic). Since most acne sufferers have poor cell turnover, this is a recipe for disaster. The higher the silicone content, the more “effectively” the foundation lasts but also the more effectively the ingredients will trap oil, cells and bacteria (ever notice how the higher the silicone the more “matte” or “long-wearing” the coverage without all that oil coming through the skin?) Some silicone-like synthetics will also provide similar properties but my general rule of thumb is that the less silicone a product has, the less likely it is to clog my pores. Silicone is absolutely inert and likely no one is “reacting” to it directly but is breaking out for reasons stated above. Silicone-free foundations are next to impossible to come by. I have tried some very “natural” brands that are impossible to find in big box stores. Alas, they provide little coverage. I removed all silicone-based skin care products from my life years ago. Foundation is the only one I cannot seem to part with completely. Since I layer silicone-free products onto my skin prior to base and use foundations with silicones lower in the ingredient list, i minimize silicones in my routine and have seen big changes. Good luck to all. I find the silicone issue to be similar to the “dietary fat makes you fat” issue we dealt with for so many years in nutrition (I used to be an RD and am now an RN). Docs will focus on the inert quality and molecular weight of silicone but rarely address the fact of poor cell turnover and foundations. (Nutrition is at least 25 years behind times as well). Plastics in skin care products replaced heavier mineral oils in the 80s. (Yeah I can remember this) They now call them “non-comedogenic” based on their chemical properties and likely ARE for people who do not have acne (a double edged sword).

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I know its not a "foundation" but try IT Cosmetics CC cream. Its buildable/medium coverage with a nice finish and easy to apply. There are no silicones as far as I know and it hasnt hurt my very sensitive and dry skin thats prone to break outs. 

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IT cosmetics has so many fruit extracts that it does cause acne.

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plus their cc cream has dimethicone

 

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Yes, there is dimethicone.

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It does have silicone in it Smiley Sad I just bought it too I didn't think it would..also the only non comedogenic cc cream they have is the matte one 

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All of the IT CC cream foundations have silicones in them. The CC powder is silicone free though. 

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Which CC cream are you using...I think there are about 3?  Thanks!

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The only one I have found that doesn't have any questionable ingredients and is a liquid foundation (harder to find vs a creme foundation) is Juice Beauty's PHYTO-PIGMENTS Flawless Serum Foundation - but sadly Sephora doesn't carry that brand. 

 

It's silicone-free, and "Formulated without parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances. Our products are never tested on animals."

Pretty much anything that is "long lasting" it's going to...

Pretty much anything that is "long lasting" it's going to have silicone on it Smiley Sad I'm also looking for the perfect-probably-not-existent foundation that's: 1) liquid, 2) cruelty free, 3) silicone free, 4) medium coverage and 5) for oily skin....sigh.

Re: Pretty much anything that is "long lasting" it's going to...

Have you tried the milk makeup blur matte foundation? It ticks all the boxes you mentioned! 

Re: Pretty much anything that is "long lasting" it's going to...

#2 ingredient in the MILK foundation is a silicone (Hydrogenated Polyisobutene). Doh! 😣


SunnyClemo wrote:

Have you tried the milk makeup blur matte foundation? It ticks all the boxes you mentioned! 



More info on reading ingredients here: https://beautyeditor.ca/2017/03/28/why-avoid-silicones-on-skin

Re: Pretty much anything that is "long lasting" it's going to...

Hydrogenated polyisobutene isn't a silicone, it's a synthetic oil. It behaves similarly to silicones and might break you out, but it technically is not a silicone

I highly doubt that Estee Lauder is cruelty free, but the...

I highly doubt that Estee Lauder is cruelty free, but the Double Wear Maximum Coverage foundation is full coverage, long wearing and silicone free Smiley Happy I like it a lot, even though it's a little too much coverage for me. I just mix in a little Clinique dramatically different lotion (NOT the gel moisturizer, because it isn't silicone free, but the lotion is) to dilute it a bit, and it's perfect! I also use a mattifying silicone free primer, like the Boscia white clay mattifying treatment primer or Becca and Makeup Forever both also have silicone free mattifying primers as well. My skincare and face makeup are 100% silicone free so feel free to ask if you need recommendations on other products 😊

Re: I highly doubt that Estee Lauder is cruelty free, but the...

I realize that this post is old but, Estée Lauder double wear foundation is NOT silicone free. I’ve recently discovered that I have a silicone allergy and the foundation I’ve been using is juice beauty’s phyto serum foundation and so far I love it for my dry skin! I’m also using origins checks and balances face wash or the body shops tee tees face wash! I use cliniques lotion moisturizer, and their #1 toner! I also use the body’s shops tea tree oil as a spot treatment. For eyeliner I’m using Fenty Beauty and mascar is butter London double decker lashes! Still looking for a concealer but, I am really loving all of these. Also, for hair care I’m using AG hairs natural apple cider vinegar shampoo and conditioner! 

Re: I highly doubt that Estee Lauder is cruelty free, but the...

There are several ingredients that cause acne and I have found ONE bb that works but it got discontinued.

 

Silicones and the ones and cones that are silicones. Silicone doesnt list as silicone.

perfume- I finally found a silicone free foundation ( make up forever) only to break out fro the perfume. Who the hell needs perfume in their foundation?

too much alcohol

coconut anything

oils even some of the organic/natural oils.

 

The only  thing I have been able to wear without break outs is cover fx bb gel form acne prone skin. All of the other foundations and bbs that allegedly help acne prone skin have another ingredient that causes it. So oil free is BS, silicone free means checking ALL of the silicones, parfum free, and coconut free. Some of the organics with fruit extracts, this oil, that oil cause and as well. Is there anyone who has a foundation that won't cause acne???

Re: I highly doubt that Estee Lauder is cruelty free, but the...

agree on the fragrance it is ridiculous and causes acne for those of us with oily or combo oily skin. Dior is the same as is Landcome. make up forever liquid has fragrance.

 

I cant do coconut either- it causes break outs, so I have a hard time finding anything. AND why do the ones with salicylic acid claiming they help with acne prone skin then have silicone????

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