Alumina: an ingredient in sunscreens..

A fellow instagrammer suggested I try a product called Australian Gold, which is a mineral sunscreen that is also tinted.. I took a close look to the list of ingredients and saw one called alumina. I researched it to find out what it is.. and here is what I found out. Aluminum Oxide does not penetrate the skin. Both the FDA and BDIH regard it as safe to use for cosmetic purposes. However, it must be noted that aluminum is a neurotoxin. Alumina, also known as aluminum oxide, is an inorganic compound consisting of oxygen and aluminum. … Alumina is used in cosmetic and personal care products as an abrasive , anti-caking agent, anti-bulking agent and as an absorbent . Read More