Aluminum Dichlorohydrex PG

What Is It?

Aluminum Chlorohydrex compounds are complexes of Aluminum Chorohydrate and propylene glycol (PG) or polyethylene glycol (PEG). These compounds include Aluminum Chlorohydrex, Aluminum Chlorohydrex PG, Aluminum Chlorohydrex PEG, Aluminum Dichlorohydrex PEG, Aluminum Dichlorohydrex PG, Aluminum Sesquichlorohydrex PEG, and Aluminum Sesquichlorohydrex PG. These compounds are used in the formulation of personal cleanliness products.

Why Is It Used?

Aluminum Chlorohydrex complexes are ingredients that are applied to the skin to reduce the production of perspiration at the site of application, to induce a tightening or tingling sensation of the skin and to reduce or eliminate unpleasant odor.

Scientific Facts

Aluminum Chlorohydrex compounds are complexes of inorganic and organic compounds. Aluminum, the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust, is widely used in food contact articles including cans, foils and cooking utensils.

Safety Information

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed the safety of these Aluminum Chlorohydrex complexes and has approved these ingredients for use in Over-The-Counter (OTC) antiperspirant drug products. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) has deferred evaluation of these ingredients because the safety has been assessed by FDA. This deferral of review is according to the provisions of the CIR Procedures.

Aluminum is approved by the FDA for use in food packaging and food preparation articles.

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Link to FDA Code of Federal Regulations for antiperspirant active ingredients including Aluminum Chlorohydrex complexes with PG and PEG…

Aluminum Chlorohydrex PEG may be used in cosmetics and personal care products marketed in Europe according to the general provisions of the Cosmetics Regulation of the European Union.

Link to the EU Cosmetic Regulation:…

More Scientific Information

Aluminum Chlorohydrex oomplexes are coordination complexex of Aluminum Chlorohydrate and propylene glycol or polyethylene glycol in which some of the water molecules normally coordinated to the metal have been displaced by the glycol.


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