What is Aluminum?
Aluminum is very common metal, useful because of lightweight, ductility, and malleability. Aluminum, in its salt form, is useful for various preparations. It’s found abundance in earth’s crust.
Use & Benefits:
Aluminum alone is rarely used in cosmetics, rather aluminum as its salts are used extensively in cosmetics from thickening agent to the colorant. As pigments, they are used in makeup products. Also, it is useful as an absorbent to deal with the greasy character of any formulation. In antiperspirant products, shaving creams, thick lotions Aluminum salts are useful as opacifying agents. For Sunscreens, aluminum cannot penetrate into skin; it sits on the skin and forms a layer.