Diatomaceous earth—try saying that three times fast—has been making the rounds as the latest trending ingredient. But the naturally occurring mineral material, made up of fossilized remains of organisms called diatoms, has been around for a while. Popping up in personal care products, human and pet foods, and cosmetics, diatomaceous earth functions as a natural detoxifier, absorbent, cleanser, deodorizer and abrasive. It can exfoliate skin, deep clean, dry out harmful toxins and thicken hair. Scroll through for the salon-worthy products featuring this super ingredient.
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