Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate


Texture enhancer

No known benefits

Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate description

A mineral-derived thickening agent consisting of calcium, aluminum, and silicates of the mineral boron. Its safety has been evaluated and was considered safe as used in cosmetics. This dry, inert ingredient is often used in powders and does not penetrate skin.

Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate references

  • International Journal of Toxicology, September-October 2013 Supplement, pages 65S-72S

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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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