Know Your Ingredients: Magnesium Hydroxide

by Gio

magnesium hydroxide

What it is
Magnesium Hydroxide, a white solid substance, is the active ingredient in Milk Of Magnesia.

What it does
Magnesium Hydroxide has absorbent and antibacterial properties. In addition, it is also used to adjust the PH of cosmetic products.

Side effects
Magnesium Hydroxide can cause irritations in some people.


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Makeup Morsels March 12, 2012 - 12:50 am

Out of curiosity, which kinds of cosmetic products usually contain Magnesium Hydroxide?

beautifulwithbrains March 12, 2012 - 7:17 am

Makeup Morsels, I don’t think it’s very used in cosmetics, but I know that Milk of Magnesia is sometimes used by people with oily or breakout prone skin so I thought I’d write a short post on it to explain what it does. 🙂

Makeup Morsels March 13, 2012 - 6:28 am

I see! Thanks for explaining 🙂

beautifulwithbrains March 13, 2012 - 6:52 am

You’re welcome. 🙂


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