Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Does Cyclopentasiloxane Reduce Blemishes and Wrinkles?

Skin care products containing CPS have gained a reputation in some circles for healing tough blemishes, plumping up wrinkles, and even clearing up some tough cases of rosacea. But what is CPS, and what is the official word on this potential wonder substance? The claims do not appear to be backed by clinical testing and are not supported by FDA approval, though the product is approved for use in some beauty products as a binder.

According to the Canadian government's Chemical Substances agency, siloxane D5, also known as cyclopentasiloxane (CPS) and decamethyl-, is used in manufacturing silicone polymers and consumer products such hair care products, skin care products, antiperspirants, and deodorants.

CPS, the short name for this skin care product ingredient, is a specially produced type of silicon that binds cosmetic ingredients together, lubricating your skin without blocking your skin's ability to breathe. The molecular structure of CPS creates a luxurious, creamy balm that feels as if it melts into your skin when applied.

Cyclopentasiloxane Creams

BB cream, which has CPS in it, has emerged as a cream for healing blemishes and other skin problems. Some brands of this cream, such as Boscia B.B. Cream SPF 27 PA++, contain healing ingredients, sunblock, and a self-adjusting foundation shade to blend in with most skin tones and hide blemishes and skin problems, including rosacea. The healing properties of CPS supposedly work inside your skin's pores, getting rid of blemishes and filling up wrinkles with moisture, while the tinted foundation covers the skin for an immediate, healthy effect.

According to current CPS users, if you stop using the product and the wrinkles return, you can just reapply the cream and should see almost immediate results from this fast-acting skin care solution.

How to Use CPS Cream

CPS cream actually simplifies morning beauty routines for some women, because almost everything needed comes in one tube of skin cream. To apply CPS cream, spread a single coat that has moisturizer and heals skin while serving as a layer of foundation for your makeup.
  • Wash your face and apply toner as you normally do.
  • Instead of applying a layer of traditional foundation, gently smooth a layer of CPS, or BB, cream over your face and neck.
  • If you go swimming or do a hard workout during which you sweat profusely, apply another layer of CPS cream to get you through the rest of the day.
  • Wash your skin as you normally do at the end of the day.
Information presented here is for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as medical advice. For more information, discuss this and all skin care products with your dermatologist.