Other ConcernsNon-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate is a complex silicate refined from naturally occurring minerals.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|brow liner||65 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||53 products|
|eye shadow||39 products|
|daily use with SPF||32 products|
|eye liner||28 products|
|facial cleanser||22 products|
|hand cream||16 products|
|around-eye cream||16 products|
|baby lotion||14 products|
|recreational sunscreen||12 products|
|makeup primer||11 products|
|shaving cream||9 products|
|serums & essences||9 products|
|BB cream||4 products|
|facial powder||4 products|
|skin fading/lightener||4 products|
|baby sunscreen||2 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||2 products|
|foot moisturizer||2 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||2 products|
|styling gel/lotion||2 products|
|after shave||2 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||1 products|
|bar soap||1 products|
|setting powder/spray||1 products|
|hand sanitizer||1 products|
|hair styling aide||1 products|
|hair treatment/serum||1 products|
|damaged skin treatment||1 products|
|baby bubble bath||1 products|
|hair color and bleaching||1 products|
|sunless tanning||1 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||1 products|
|lip liner||1 products|
|tanning oil||1 products|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Limited evidence of any toxicity||Scorecard.org Toxicity Information|
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as a low human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|108 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- 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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