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A 32-year-old male asked:

Is dimethicone and silicones in facial moisturizers good for skin and wont clog pores or irritation? they are in almost every skin care product.

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Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 47 years experience
Ok to use: they shouldn't cause any irritation , but make sure that you have no allergies to them. Al;so, if using on acne prone skin, be careful not to over-use.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Simple self test: You can self test any cream/lotion/moisturizer/etc. on your own skin. Cover the gauze of a bandaid with the product, apply overnight to an out of the way site like the back of your arm or belly. If you don't show irritation or a reaction the next day it is safe to try on your face overnight. Always be vigilant about these products because you may react to them where most others will not.

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Last updated Dec 20, 2018

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