Jessica is acne prone…I want to buy a foundation primer, and the ones that I find are silicone based. Is silicone bad for acne prone/oily skin?
The Right Brain Is Answer Prone:
There are four basic types of foundation formulations: Oil-based for dry skin; water-based products for all skin types; oil-free for oily skin; and anhydrous for extremely long wearing.
According to one of our favorite dermatologists, Dr. Zoe Draelos, silicone foundations are preferred for oily skin. That’s because silicone is non-comedogenic which means it won’t clog your pores. So go for it!
Interesting Bonus Fact: Unlike animal, vegetable or mineral oils, silicones are not based on carbon.
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