Boron Nitride



No known benefits

Boron Nitride description

Synthetic, inorganic powder, which in cosmetics has absorbent properties similar to those of natural powders such as talc.

Boron Nitride references

  • Scientific Reports, October 2019, ePublication
  • International Journal of Toxicology, Supplement 3, November-December 2015, pages 53S-60S
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, January 2009, pages 890-891

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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