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Precious Minerals in Cosmetic Formulations

SpecialChem / Nick Morante – May 5, 2010

The use of precious minerals in cosmetic formulations is becoming more common today’s cosmetics and personal care industry. The magical and therapeutic powers of gemstones are not a new invention. The earliest reports of gemstones' healing properties date as far back as the fourth millennium Before Christ. The use of gold and silver and precious gems such as diamond, ruby and emerald are making their way into our products. Silver and Gold (not in US) have been used as colorants in cosmetic products for many years. Silver is listed in the United States Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, Part 73 as a color additive exempt from government certification. But they both are now being used for different applications. And so are the precious gems mentioned above as well as many others being used in cosmetics and personal care products along with some miraculous claims that are being made for them.The use of precious minerals in cosmetic formulations is becoming more common today’s cosmetics and personal care industry. The magical and therapeutic powers of gemstones are not a new invention...

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