Sodium Magnesium Silicate is a synthetic silicate clay, comprised mainly of magnesium and sodium silicate.



  • It is used as a binder and bulking agent in cosmetics and personal care products, in part because of its ability to absorb water ( It is also used in the creation of concrete.


  • According to a patent filed for a skin-whitening cream, Sodium Magnesium Silicate is effective in slowing the decomposition of formulas, and can “prevent premature darkening of the cosmetic composition and to prevent premature development of a foul odor.” The research done for this patent found that skin-whitening agents susceptible to oxidation have longer shelf lives if those cosmetic compositions also contain Sodium Magnesium Silicate, so it may be considered a preservative in some cases as well.


  • Sodium Magnesium Silicate is considered a low hazard ingredient by the Cosmetics Database, and has been found to be non-irritating and not significantly toxic in oral acute or short-term oral or injection toxicity studies ( However, because Sodium Magnesium Silicate has large particles, it may be irritating to the eyes.



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