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Silica

Our database includes 5621 products that contain Silica.

You should know

What it is

Exfoliant

Concerns

Rosacea
Eczema

Explained

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.

People also like: Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin

People also dislike: Niacinamide, Parfum, Glycerin

Silica is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 13.4% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Absorbent, Abrasive

Community Stats

334 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:

Fungal Acne • Oiliness • Sensitivity • Hormonal Acne

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Sensitivity • Redness • Fungal Acne • Dryness

Where it's used

Silica is most often found as ingredient number 14 within an ingredient list.

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

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 78845
  • INCI Name: SILICA
  • EC #:  231-545-4 / 262-373-8 /310-060-2
  • All Functions: Abrasive, Absorbent, Anticaking, Bulking, Opa CI Fying, 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.