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Ingredient: Aluminum Hydroxide

Aluminum Hydroxide

Origin

Naturally occurring as Gibbsite, with a flaky crystalline structure extremely similar to mica, this mineral offers subtle luminosity and depth of color.

Alchemy

Used in trace amounts, this ingredient adds depth to some of our colors.

Chemistry

Though it may sound similar, aluminum hydroxide is a different compound than the aluminum chlorohydrate commonly used in antiperspirants. Aluminum hydroxide serves as a pigment, not an antiperspirant or coagulant. While the EWG Skin Deep Cosmetics Database ranks aluminum chlorohydrate at a 3 (moderate hazard), aluminum hydroxide is ranked at 1 (low hazard), the lowest score possible for toxicity risk