Silica Silylate


Texture enhancer

No known benefits

Silica Silylate description

A synthetic silica derivative, this versatile ingredient helps keep cosmetic ingredients dispersed throughout a formula, works as an emollient, binder, thickening agent, and can also help prevent foam from forming in certain cases where this result isn't desired. Silica silylate is considered safe as used in cosmetics.

Silica Silylate references

  • International Journal of Toxicology, May-June 2013 Supplement, pages 5S-24S; and May 2014 Supplement, pages 65S-115S

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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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