Inorganic compounds

 

You may have heard of mineral sunscreens, sulfur for acne treatment or miraculous clay face masks. These skin care products are based on inorganic compounds and minerals. Some of inorganic compounds do not have ability to penentrate dermal layers, yet do excellent job on the surface of skin. E.g. main ingredients of mineral sunscreens Zinc Oxide and Titanium Oxide. Others are well absorbed and influence aspect of skin from within: interaction with skin antioxidant enzymes, influence on collagen production and antibacterial activity turn minerals into strong advocates of firm and flourishing skin. 

 

Bentonite
Bentonite is one of the smectite clays with multiple beneficial properties and effects on the skin.
Black silt
It is one of the peloids that have a great therapeutic effect on the skin. Black silt contains tiny quartz crystals, chitin, ions, and other beneficial substances.
Cyclopentasiloxane
Cyclopentasiloxane is a silicon-based (five silicon atoms) cyclic compound, a clear, colorless liquid with low viscosity and high volatility.
Diatomaceous Earth
In skin care formulations, Diatomaceous earth used in high-end cleansers, exfoliants, and masks to eliminate dead cell remains, remove allergens, and pollutants and prepare the skin for future treatments.
Rich in lithium thermal mineral water from Swiss mountains. It rebalances ions, encourages tissue exchanges, revitalizes cellular metabolism, and stimulates natural protection systems.
Gold’s collagen supporting powers strengthen cell structure, as its light diffusing particles deliver instant illumination for smooth, lifted, radiant skin.
Illite
Illite is an excellent and safe adsorbent with high abundance and stability. This property allows using formulations to eliminate heavy metals like thallium, lead, six valent chromium, etc.
Kaolin
Kaolin, also known as „white clay“ or „bolus alba“; a medicinal clay with a high mineral content; hydrating and matting.
MAS
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (MAS) is a white, highly purified mineral derived from smectite clays. It serves as stabilizing, suspending, and emulsifying agent for cosmetic formulations.
Magnesium Chloride
Magnesium Chloride is a magnesium salt of hydrochloric acid, a by-product of table salt production (rich in Dead sea salt), and an inorganic mineral with essential trace element. It has multiple beneficial effects on the skin, such as barrier function recovery, hydration, soothing, and antimicrobial action.
Epsom salts. This small, white crystal resembling salt is used in soaks and baths to 'draw' toxic substances from the body through the skin. It provides effective relief for sore, tired muscles.
Mala’Kîte™ (Malachite extract)
Mala’Kîte™ is a mineral extract from Malachite that optimizes the cutaneous cell natural antioxidant defense system.
seawater
Maris Aqua is a highly purified seawater that contains, on average, 3.5% of minerals and trace elements, mainly table salt (Sodium Chloride).
Sea salt production
Maris Sal is a salt obtained by evaporation of seawater, an edible ingredient in crystalline form or concentrated 30% solution.
Mica
Mica is a hydrous aluminum potassium silicate mineral. It is similar to talc both chemically and physically and is used in many personal care products.
Tripotassium phosphate
It is a safe food-grade ingredient found in almost all human body tissues and is used as an emulsifier, emulsion stabilizer, thickener, and penetration enhancer.
Rose Quartz mineral
Tiny quartz crystals are removing old and dead cells from the skin, leaving it clean and rejuvenated.
RonaFlair Flawless an ideal filler for perfect-looking complexion by diffusion of the light, filling in wrinkles and making a smooth surface distribution.
Silica
Colloidal Silica is an excellent mineral to apply topically as the tiny micro particles help enhance skin texture and suppleness for a silky, healthy feel and youthful glow.
Sodium Bicarbonate
Alkaline cleaning agent; gently cleans the skin and neutralizes its pH value; counteracts acne.
Sodium Chloride
The main beneficial property of the table salt is water softening which improves surfactants' effectiveness in cleansing preparations, especially when the water is hard (contains Ca and Mg).
caustic soda
Sodium Hydroxide, also known as caustic soda, is one of the strongest alkali bases used for pH balance control in skin and hair care applications.
Sodium Phosphate salts are safe food-grade ingredients used in skin care products for pH adjustment, preservation, penetration enhancement, and emulsion stabilization.
Sodium sulfite
Sodium sulfite is a sodium salt of sulfurous acid, an inorganic compound used in skin and hair care formulas for balancing pH and as a preservative, reducing agent, and antioxidant.
Sulfur
Sulfur is a yellow crystalline inorganic elemental mineral used in skin and hair care applications for centuries. It is a time-honored ingredient valued for its exfoliating, antimicrobial, and sebum regulating properties.
Sulfur
Sulfur Plus is a complex based on sulfur that is solved in ethoxydiglycol. Sulfur is a known keratolytic, sebum regulator, and antiseptic used since ancient times.
Zinc Oxide
Zinc Oxide acts as a photocatalyst absorbing and scattering UVA & UVB and converts UVR to heat and light that has a rejuvenating effect on skin connective tissue.
Zinc Sulfate
Zinc Sulfate (ZnSO4) is a great source of Zinc2+ ions that have an important role in the metabolism of epidermal proteins and the generation of natural moisturizing factors. It is also a potent sunscreen reflecting UV rays from the surface of the skin.