Group of minerals used as an absorbent in cosmetics. Zeolites been shown to have anticancer properties (Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology, January 2002, pages 37–44).
Zeolites are crystalline aluminosilicates, composed of silica (SiO2) and alumina (Al2O3), in various proportions plus metallic oxides. Produced by hydrothermal treatment of a solid aluminosilicate or of a gel obtained by the reaction of sodium hydroxide, alumina hydrate and sodium silicate. The initially obtained product, or a naturally occurring analog, may be partially ion-exchanged to introduce other cations. Specific zeolites are identified by notations indicating crystal structure and predominant cation, e.g., KA, CaX, NaY
Zeolite in Self-heating Skincare
[…] zeolites function as abrasives, astringents, carriers, deodorants and as sources of heat for self-warming products.
The self-warming products require that the zeolite be activated so that it releases heat upon adsorbing water when applied. […]« Back to Dictionary Home