sodium chloride

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Scrub Agents

More popularly known as common table salt. Used primarily as a binding agent in skin-care products and occasionally as an abrasive in scrub products. Perhaps the most common use of sodium chloride in cosmetics is a thickening agent. Salt is commonly used to thicken the water (also known as aqueous) phase of shampoos, body washes, and non-soap facial cleansers. The United States Food & Drug Administration has given sodium chloride GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status (Source: http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Activity%20Files/Nutrition/ReduceSodiumStrat/FDA%20presentation.ashx).

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