Forgive me if this has been discussed but I searched dimethicone and didn't really find the q & a I'm looking for.
I have read that in skin products it forms a plastic like film that traps everything under it therefore can lead to clogged pores and blackheads. This article flat out says to avoid it which seems almost impossible as it is so commonly used. http://www.drfranklipman.com/the-truth-behind-the-common-cosmetics-ingredient-dimethicone/
I have a product intended to control shine and provide a matte finish where the manufacturer boasts a 60% dimethicone on the front of the box! http://www.bkamins.com/index.php/products-83/corrective-primer.html#.V8GRM5DEhCk
The ingredients are listed as: Maple Isolate, Water, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Dimethylacrylamide / Acrylic Acid / Polystyrene Ethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Esculin, Glycolic Acid, Octoxynol-12, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, PEG / PPG-18 / 18 Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Polysorbate 20, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Sorbic Acid, Trideceth-6, Tocopheryl Acetate.
What's the scoop on dimethicone - will it clog pores and cause blackheads and should I return this item- it's not cheap. Thanks!