INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - PINK HIMALAYAN SALT

SUMMARY: GOOD | SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

A popular, useful and safe cosmetics ingredient used in most of the personal care products to refine the skin texture, cleanse the pores and to maintain the scalp health.

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WHAT IS PINK HIMALAYAN SALT: Pink Himalayan Salt is a rock salt which is is extracted from the Himalayas. It has a characteristic pink colour due to the presence of iron oxide. It is obtained from the foothills of salt range hill system which is formed by the evaporation of ancient water bodies.  It is minimally processed to yield unrefined pink coloured salt, which is free of additives and is high in nutrient value when compared to the regular table salt. Apart from sodium chloride, it consists of 84 minerals and other trace elements. It is used as a flavouring agent, aqueous viscosity controlling agent and in oral care.

REVIEW OF PINK HIMALYAN SALT

Name of the Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

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Himalayan Salt is well known and one of the most reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like FDA (Food and Drug Administration ensures the safety, efficacy and security of humans by making sure that cosmetics are safe to use), CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), EU Cosmetics Regulation (It ensures the safety of the consumers while using the cosmetic products) and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) along with popular skincare brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products.

BENEFITS OF PINK HIMALAYAN SALT: The characteristic Pink Himalayan salt has the following benefits:

  • Acts as best exfoliator: It effectively sloughs off the dead skin cells from the skin surface, leaving the skin soft and smooth.
  • Works as cleanser: It deeply cleanses the skin by absorbing the dirt and toxins from the skin surface, thereby refining the skin.
  • Provides long lasting hydration: Being rich in minerals, it effectively maintains the natural barrier of the skin, providing long-lasting hydration.
  • Acts as hydrating toner: It acts as an excellent toner for skin by tightening your skin and reducing the appearance of large pores.
  • Possesses anti-inflammatory property: It exhibits anti-inflammatory property due to which it has a soothing effect on itchy and irritated skin, and is especially suitable for sensitive skin.
  • Relaxes muscles: This salt bath has a relaxing and soothing effect on the muscles and nerves, effectively rejuvenating mind and body.
  • Provides anti-dandruff treatment: It absorbs excess oil from the scalp, rids dandruff and product buildup on the scalp. It stimulates the blood circulation in the scalp, promoting better scalp health.

Thus, this ingredient is widely used in personal care products.

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY 

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