Think BEautifully

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Know Your Ingredients March 11, 2011

Silica – comes from sand, aka Silicone.  Used as an absorbent agent in this case, as well as an anticaking agent.  There are MANY types of silica, but most are perfectly safe.

Dimethicone – a skin conditioning agent, protectant and emollient, it might have some concerns but still is a low risk

Trimethylsiloxysilicate – another skin conditioning silicone derivative

Lauroyl Lysine – helps with viscosity but also a skin conditioner

Chlorphenesin – an antimicrobial preservative

Potassium Sorbate – a preservative, you probably shouldn’t use this if you’re pregnant, but the risks seem very low

Tetrasodium EDTA – shouldn’t be used around the eye area

Mica – used for color, a primary ingredient in cosmetics.  Don’t inhale it but otherwise safe.

Iron Oxides – another colorant.  Again, don’t inhale or ingest it, but it’s a primary colorant.



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