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Tagua Nut Powder (Phytelephas Aequatorialis)
Technical Data Sheet:
INCI: Phytelephas Aequatorialis Seed Powder
Origin: South America
Apperance: Gritis, Powder
Colour: Ivory Whte, small amounts of natural dark specks
Bulk Density: 0.30-0.40 g/cm3
Solubility: Insoluble in water
pH Level: 5.5-7.5
Heavy Metals: <20.0ppm
Standard Sizes: 60/100/150/200/300/2000 MESH
Product Shelf Life: 2 years
The Tagua palms grow wild in the Andean rainforest in Ecuador. The Tagaus nut is derived from the fruit. The nuts are housed inside the cavities of the fruit and each one carries up to one hundred pieces of the nut. The Tagua nut has brown skin and several outer shells. They are used for crafts, but mainly processed and exported as blanks for manufacturing of buttons worldwide.
Regulatory and Safety:
Phytelephas Aequatorialis Seed Powder is not known to cause any adverse health effects. It contains no additives and it is safe for intended use as abrasive as cosmetics ingredients.
EU Cosmetic Regulation:
The product complies to the EU Cosmeticc Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009
Natural ingredient assurance:
The product is left in its natural state. Irradiation is made to the product to assure proper shelf life.
The product conforms to the Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, since the substance is naturally occurring.
The product conforms to the legislation of China Reach, since the substance is naturally occurring.