Is there an ingredient in skincare that receives more hate than silicones? Probably. SLS, just to name one. Or fragrance, like I recently discovered (here).
But for the sake of style, let´s just asssume that the answer is: No!
And then focus on the fact whether or not the hate that seems to run so deep in the beauty community is actually scientifically backed up.
I mean, you are probably already guessing it by reading this introduction, but let´s approach the discussion with an open mind and see what I have found.