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magnesium sulfate

* A natural anti-inflammatory

* Familiarly used as Epsom Salts

* Its most common use in skincare is as a thickener


Magnesium Sulfate is a natural compound used in beauty products because of its numerous benefits. According to Wikipedia, Magnesium Sulfate’s popularity as a bath salt or soak is partially cosmetic: the increase in ionic strength prevents some of the temporary skin wrinkling, which is caused by prolonged immersion of extremities in pure water. This does not seem to indicate, however, that the same effect would last for longer periods of time when applied topically in a beauty product. However, Magnesium Sulfate can also be absorbed into the skin and serve as an anti-inflammatory, sometimes fighting acne and blemishes. This ionic strength and anti-inflammatory property makes Magnesium Sulfate a popular ingredient in beauty products.

Magnesium Sulfate is also known to be an effective “toxin” and oil absorber in skin as well as hair (Source) although no studies were found to scientifically prove this.


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