Silica

What is it?

  • Silicon Dioxide

Where is it used?

  • Foundation
  • Lipstick
  • Toothpaste

What does it do?

  • Used as an absorbent powder and thickening agent in cosmetics

Interesting Facts:

  • Found naturally in sand, clay and granite
  • Found naturally in the body, and is an important component for connective tissue and the creation of collagen

Pros/Cons:

Pros:

  • Non toxic
  • Non flammable

Cons:

  • Some links to cancer when dust is aspirated into the lungs
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