Will the silicone in BB creams cause me to breakout?

“Silicone is a common ingredient in primers because it sits on top of the skin and fills in imperfections,” Arielle Kauvar, M.D., director of New York Laser and Skincare, told us. “Because it doesn’t absorb into the skin, it’s often used in sensitive skin care products.”  

Although silicone is often blamed for breakouts, Dr. Kauvar says there’s no need to worry. “Silicone is non-comedogenic and shouldn’t clog pores.” Everyone’s skin reacts differently, of course, so you may need to experiment to see if silicone-packed products work for you.

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Skin & Makeup/Cosmetics Use

There are so many options for cosmetics, at any price point you like. Whether you're using drugstore or high-end brands, you'll want to make sure the makeup you use treats your skin well to prevent skin problems like clogged pores ...

and blemishes. If you have sensitive skin, you'll want to look for products labelled hypoallergenic. Get answers to questions about ingredients in cosmetics, tips for application and guidance on product safety with expert advice from Sharecare.

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