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iron powder

Iron powder is, as the name states, a powdered versoin of the mineral iron. A natural ingredient, it's used as an opacifying agent in cosmetics. Iron powder is not a commonly used cosmetic ingredient as it can pose a risk of sensitivity and is also problematic if its dust is inhaled.

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