Cosmetic scientist Heleen Kibeelaar shares a helpful guide to silicones: what are they, who should use them, and why are they so controversial? Find out if silicones are the right choice for your hair type and choose between silicone or silicone-free formulas in the Function of Beauty quiz.
Heleen completed a chemistry degree at the University of Amsterdam and internships at L’Oréal and Unilever. Currently pursuing a PhD in Soft Matter, she studies the flow behavior of complex fluids such as shampoos and creams, and runs the Instagram account @ScienceMeetsCosmetics.
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