Know Your Ingredients: Borax

by Gio

Borax

What it is
Borax, also called sodium borate decahydrate, is a mineral composed of sodium, boron, oxygen, and water.

What it does
Borax is a preservatives. It prevents fungi and other germs from growing in your cosmetics, thus helping them last longer.

Side effects
Borax can generate free radicals and irritate skin.

(Source: paulaschoice.com)

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