Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
Other LOW concerns: Data gaps
About MONTMORILLONITE: Montmorillonite is a complex aluminum/magnesium silicate clay.
Function(s): Abrasive; Absorbent; Bulking Agent; Emulsion Stabilizer; Opacifying Agent; ViscosityIncreasing Agent - Aqueous; EMULSION STABILISING; STABILISING; VISCOSITY CONTROLLING
Synoym(s): MONTMORILLONITE CLAY; SMECTITE
|Safety assessment was based on related chemical||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|1,904 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->||NLM PubMed|
|CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.|
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
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