Aluminum Hydroxide

A white mineral powder, also known as alumina, that is derived from aluminum metal. It is frequently used as an abrasive in exfoliating products and as a thickener. Aluminum oxide is also a great opacifier.
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Aluminum Hydroxide

Overview

Aluminum hydroxide is a white mineral powder derived from aluminum metal. The shortened term for this compound is alumina.

This ingredient is frequently used as an abrasive, which means it would have applications in exfoliating skincare products. In addition, alumina can serve as a viscosity controlling agent, where it thickens products. Aluminum oxide is a great opacifier, and it is often paired with titanium dioxide for the purpose of producing a bright white appearance to skincare products.

Finally, this ingredient can also act as a moisturizing humectant and emollient, giving the skin a smooth appearance.