About six months ago I suddenly realised something…I realised that I hadn’t had a major break out for months! Yes, months! You know the ones I mean, those big red, MASSIVE, nasty spots that don’t really form a head and are really painful. No matter how hard you try or how many YouTube makeup tutorials you watch on covering spots, you can never hide them. After the spot eventually goes, it then leaves some pigmentation for weeks…great…not! I still get the odd small break out here and there but for a few months now I have managed to keep those nasty boil-like break outs at bay and I am pretty sure that it has been down to cutting out silicones from my moisturisers. I’m not saying that this will work for everyone but I wanted to share my thoughts and experiences on this in case it helps a few people.
So I discovered this theory quite by accident. I needed a new moisturiser so off I went to SpaceNK with a mission and was introduced by the sales assistant to a new product range that had just launched in their stores at the time. A dermatologist brand called Goldfadden MD which claims to be free from “nasties” which means no silicones, alchohol, parabens, mineral oils, etc. It sounded great! I selected the Vital Boost Moisturiser and after a couple of months of using it realised that my skin was generally less greasy and that I had not had a major breakout for the months which I had been using it. I thought about the rest of my skincare routine and whether anything else had changed…nope…it hadn’t…only thing was the moisturiser. Since this realisation I have gone on to try other silicone free moisturisers with the same effect…my skin reacts well! I have to admit that finding silicone free moisturisers are a bit of a pain seeing that the ingredient is a staple for most moisturisers but for me the results are totally worth the time trying to find them.
I’m not saying that silicones are a product to avoid as I believe that it is not generally considered a “bad” ingredient in skincare so if your usual moisturiser works for you and its not silicone free, then by all means carry on using it. However, if your skin is on the oily side (like mine) and you suffer from time to time from big break outs that don’t seem to be down to anything else (e.g. diet) and your skin is not particularly acne prone or sensitive otherwise, then I would urge you to try cutting out silicones from your moisturisers and see what happens. I can honestly say that my skin has felt so much better and overall less oily when using a silicone free moisturiser.
Since, like I mentioned that silicone free moisturisers are a slight mission to find, here is a rundown of my tried and tested silicone free moisturisers:
1. Goldfadden MD – Vital Boost Moisturiser;
2. Estelle & Thild – Rose Otto Face Cream;
3. Estelle & Thild – Rose Otto Night Cream;
4. Omorovicza – Rejuvenating Night Cream;
5. Omorovicza – Balancing Moisturiser;
6. Omorovicza – Illuminating Moituriser.
I also hear that the Nude Skincare range does good silicone free moisturisers – I will be trying some soon!
Have you had any skincare revelations or have similar experiences with silicone free moisturisers? I’d love to hear about it!