Zea mays starch(Cornstarch)
INCI: Zea mays starch
What is Zea mays starch?
A white/yellowish soft powder that is derived from grinding dry seed cobs.
Use & Benefits:
Used in emulsions (lotions, hair masks) for a smooth application. It can be used in mineral makeup; powder foundations, as it has some mattifying benefits to help with greasiness, beneficial to oily skin and used in eyeshadows.
An alternative to Talc. Talc is a clay mineral found in cosmetics such as loose powders acting as an absorbent/mattifying agent. Zea Mays Starch absorbs oils better, gives efficient spreadability of products resulting in a non-caking and used as a thickening agent. The compatibility with other ingredients is significant, allowing for wider use in cosmetics. Typical concentration of Zea Mays Starch is 1-99%, For lotions 1-3%.
Can also be used as an exfoliator to remove dead skin from the surface, to reveal clean smooth skin.