WHAT IS IT? Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate is the aluminum salt of the reaction product of Octenylsuccinic Anhydride with starch. Used in foundations, skin moisturizers, lipsticks, eye shadows, concealers, sunscreens and facial powders as an anti-caking and viscosity increasing agent, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate is no scarce ingredient, found in concentrations as high as 30% in many of these products.
HEALTH RISK: Its main health concerns include:
- Developmental/reproductive toxicity (reproduction and fertility)
- Birth or developmental effects
- Contamination concerns – arsenic, lead, heavy metals
- Neurotoxicity, organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
We think that is reason enough to avoid using this chemical!
A Healthier Alternative: Try Tom’s Natural Confidence Roll-On Deodorant – it contains all natural ingredients and potassium alum derived from ore from the earth.