Calcium Silicate

EWG LEVEL: 1

Calcium Silicate is a hydrous or anhydrous silicate with varying proportions of calcium oxideand silica. This is all clay-like ingredients that are based on silicates. In cosmetics and personal care products, these seventeen ingredients are used in a wide variety of product types, including bath products, makeup and skin care products. Many silicates occur naturally and are mined; others are produced synthetically. The common aspect of all these clay-like ingredients is that they contain silicon, oxygen, and one or more metals. All silicates, especially the clays, have a great ability to absorb water.

Funtions: Absorbent; Bulking Agent; Opacifying Agent; PEARLESCENT; VISCOSITY CONTROLLING

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

Ecological Concerns, “Not suspected to be an environmental toxin, Classified as a low human health priority” (Environment Canada Domestic Substance List)

 

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