Kaolin: A Performance Additive for Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals

Kaolin: A Performance Additive for Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals

May 6, 2003 | By: Olga V. Dueva and Gabriel E. Uzunian, Engelhard Corp.
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Title: Kaolin: A Performance Additive for Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals
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Kaolin, a naturally occurring aluminosilicate material (CAS #1332-58-7), has a long, proven history of use for cosmetic, OTC and pharmaceutical applications. It is widely used in skin care, color cosmetic, and dermatological and pharmaceutical products. To help cosmetic formulators understand the value and versatility of kaolin, this article will discuss kaolin, its properties and various applications.