There are alternatives to silicones. You can try different oils - the esters or fractionated oils like fractionated coconut oil are good choices - or try silicone substitutes. I tried Crodomol STS - "Superior to Silicone" - and it was not. I have another product in the workshop I'm going to play with this weekend that is supposed to be a good substitute. I doubt I'll give up my lovely silicones, but it's nice to have options I can use or share with my wonderful readers!
Please share your comments! We all avoid various ingredients for our own reasons - we don't like the skin feel, we can't get the products, we work from a specific philosophy - and I think it would be interesting to share with each other why we do what we do!
So I post this question: Why do you use or avoid silicones?