Our database includes 2177 products that contain Silica.

Community rating: Disliked

What it is




Silica is a mineral naturally found in our skin. It helps to thicken and smooth the texture of a product. It also acts as an agent for other ingredients by increasing the absorption of other ingredients into the skin.

Silica is often used for absorption and can help reduce shine when products are applied. Silica occurs in naturally in materials like clay and sandstone, and it can also be produced synthetically.

Silica is present naturally within the skin during collagen production and when reducing inflammation.

Silica is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 11.3% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Absorbent, Abrasive

Community Data

102 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Oily Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Oiliness • Sensitivity • Fungal Acne • Redness

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Redness • Sensitivity • Dryness • Fungal Acne

Where it's used

Silica is most often found as ingredient number 15 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Silica the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 78845
  • EC #:  231-545-4 / 262-373-8 /310-060-2
  • All Functions: Abrasive, Absorbent, Anticaking, Bulking, Opacifying, Viscosity Controlling
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.