Magnesium Sulfate

EWG Level: 1

Magnesium Sulfate, also called epsom salt, is a white crystalline compound; found in sea water and in mineral deposits. In cosmetics and personal care products, Magnesium Sulfate is used in the formulation of a wide variety of product types, including bath products, skin fresheners and cleansers, shampoos, hair products, suntan products, makeup and skin care products. Magnesium Sulfate is used in some OTC laxative drug products. Its Functions: Bulking Agent; Hair Conditioning; Viscosoty Controlling

Concerns, “Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food” (FDA Food Additive Status)

Organ system Concerns, “Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful” (Environment Canada Domestic Substance List)

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