Know Your Ingredients: Calcium Carbonate

by Gio

Calcium carbonate chemical structure

What it is
Calcium Carbonate is simply chalk.

What it does
Calcium Carbonate is used in cosmetics for its ability to absorb excess oil.
It can also give products an opaque appearance.

Side effects
Calcium Carbonate is generally considered to be safe. However, in Japan it can’t be used in lip products.


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Janessa November 19, 2012 - 8:50 pm

So drawing chalks have this? I am sure I can remember this ingredient 😀 I love that you have the chemical structure in as a picture :]

beautifulwithbrains November 19, 2012 - 9:30 pm

Janessa, yes, they have. 🙂


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