Aluminum Chlorohydrate is one of the most widely used and best-known antiperspirant active ingredients. Because of its versatility, it can be supplied as a powder, as a liquid, or complexed with propylene glycol, zirconium, and various buffers.
You may have heard of mineral sunscreens, sulfur for acne treatment, or miraculous clay face masks. These skin care products are based on inorganic compounds and minerals. Some inorganic compounds cannot penetrate dermal layers, yet do an excellent job on the skin's surface. E.g. main ingredients of mineral sunscreens are Zinc Oxide and Titanium Oxide.
Others are well absorbed and influence aspects of the skin from within: interaction with skin antioxidant enzymes, influence on collagen production, and antibacterial activity turn minerals into strong advocates of the firm and flourishing skin.
Aluminum sulfate is known by a variety of names, among them cake alum and filter alum. This latter name refers to its use in water treatment. It is found in anhydrous form near volcanoes and in the waste dumps at coal mines.
Cyclomethicone is a generic name for several cyclic substances derived from silica (sand is a silica).
Hydroxyapatite is an association of natural minerals and a composition of trace elements present in the human body. They are nutritious elements present in the body and food as organic and non-organic compositions.
Montmorillonite is a phyllosilicate mineral clay of smectite gourp. There are three types of Montmorillonite clays with reddish, bluish, and greenish tints.
Rassoul (or Ghassoul) is a Moroccan lava clay used for washing and cleaning hair and skin.