Sorry for the lack of updates! Exams are just done so I have some time to update right now! Since there are more BB Creams that are silicone free on the market, i will be making a list so it will be easier for those of you who are looking for one. If you know any, please share it below :
Don’t miss out our article on the history, evolution, and story of BB Creams here
There’s been quite an influx of organic and silicone-free BB Cream lately, some which you already know, some of which is new. Here’s the lowdown on silicones ( maybe called dimethicones, Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), Cyclomethicone, Cetyl dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane,Silicone oil.. ) : there are two schools of idea when it comes to silicones.
- Studies show that dimethicone has very low potential to irritate skin or cause acne breakout
- Dimethicone is non comedogenic, therefore it won’t clog pores
- It is approved as an prescription drug for skin protection and moisturization.
- Too large of a molecule to be absorbed by the skin
- Opposers says that it irritates skin, but there are plenty of ingredients in a cosmetic product that might cause the irritation.
- It is impervious to soap and water which accumulates sebum, dead skin cells, dirt etc which may cause breakouts
- They may clog the skin
- Prolonged use may cause to allergic reactions
Verdict ? It’s up to you. If your skin has no reaction to silicones, why not ? If they do, then don’t use them. As simple as that no?
Here’s the complete list of silicone-free BB Cream :
1. So’Bio Etic BB Cream
( only available in France at the moment )
Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water*, Aqua (Water), Dicaprylyl Ether, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cocoglycerides, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Trihydroxystearin, Sodium Levulinate, Iris Germanica Root*, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Hull Powder*, Parfum (Fragrance), Punica Granatum Seed Oil*, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Bisabolol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Glycerin, Silica, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Phytosphingosine, Lactic Acid, Lysine, Magnesium Chloride, Geraniol, Tocopherol, Citronellol, Rosmarinus Officinalis(Rosemary) Extract*.
MAY CONTAIN: CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), MICA, CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES).
2. ISOI Bulgarian Rose White Recovery BB Cream
( only available in Korea )
3. Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB Cream
Ingredient List : Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Squalane, Stearyl Heptanoate, Cetearyl Olivate, Octyldodecanol, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Corundum, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Saccharomyces (Hungarian Thermal Water) Ferment Extract, Sucrose Palmitate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Glyceryl Linoleate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol Acidate, Galactoarabinan, Sodium Hyaluronate, Geraniol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Tocopherol, Lactic Acid, Isostearic Acid, Citronellol, Parfum (Fragrance), Xanthan Gum, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Pectin, Phospholipids, Linalool, Potassium Sorbate, CI 77492/CI 77491/CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).
4. Gembeauty Gem BB Cream
Ingredient List : Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract, Lavender Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Amethyst Powder, Sunflower Seed Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Avacado Oil, Jajoba Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Arbu
tin, Silk Amino Acids, Ceramide, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, Loess Yellow Ocher Powder, Volcanic Ash, Grapefruit Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Adenosine, Fragrance
5. Lift’Argan BB Cream Divine
From a French cosmetic company, the Lift’Argan BB Cream Divine comes in 2 shades. Not only is it silicone free, it is paraben, phenoxyethanol, phtalate, artificial colouring, and animal-derived ingredient free.
Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water*, Aqua (Water), Dicaprylyl Ether, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cocoglycerides, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil*, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Trihydroxystearin, Sodium Levulinate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Hull Powder*, Parfum (Fragrance), Aluminum Hydroxide, Balanites Roxburghii Seed Oil*, Opuntia Ficus Indica Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Bisabolol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Glycerin, Silica, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Phytosphingosine, Lactic Acid, Lysine, Magnesium Chloride, Geraniol, Tocopherol, Citronellol, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract*. May contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides),CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Mica
FunnyBee Pretty BB Cream
From another French brand, the organic FunnyBee Pretty BB Cream is the first bb cream which uses an organic base. It has no silicones, no artificial colouring, etc. Take a look at the infredient list
In Green : Ingredients that are extracted from nature
With * : bio ingredients
In Purple : Ingredients that are agreed by Cosmebio which has a very strict policy regarding harmful ingredients or ingredients that may pose a risk for the health.