Know Your Ingredients: Aluminum Sulfate

by Gio

aluminum sulfate

What it is
Aluminum Sulfate is a white crystalline solid that can occur naturally as the mineral alunogenite
but can be made synthetically too.

What it does
Aluminum Sulfate, which gives skin a tightening or tingling sensation, can reduce, eliminate and prevent unpleasant odour. For this reason, it is often used in deodorants.

Side effects
Aluminum Sulfate can irritate skin.

(Source: cosmeticsinfo.org)

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2 comments

Janessa October 18, 2012 - 2:21 am

I didn’t know it came from the mineral alunogenite nor did I know it can be synthetically made. I get smarter every day just by reading your blog and the best part is I love reading it and it’s fun!

beautifulwithbrains October 18, 2012 - 5:59 am

Janessa, aww. Thank you! You’re always so nice. I’m glad you think it’s both useful and entertaining. 🙂

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