Ammonium Chloride

INCI Name
Ammonium Chloride
Ingredient origins
Ammonia, Hydrochloric Acid
Role
Viscosity Modifying Agent
Common name
Sal Ammoniac
EWG score
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The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature.
Approved
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Ingredient details
We use Ammonium Chloride as a thickener. Without it our formulations would be too thin making it far too easy to use too much and end up with wasted product. Ammonium Chloride is a naturally occurring salt (similar to ordinary table salt or Sodium Chloride) commonly found in volcanic areas. Commercially, Ammonium Chloride is a by-product of something called the 'Solvay' process which produces Soda Ash. The material we use might not be dug out of a volcano but it might as well be as it is nature identical. Other names for Ammonium Chloride include Sal Ammoniac, Salmiac, Nushadir Salt, Sal Armagnac, Sal Armoniac and Salt Armoniack.