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One of the oldest known uses is still a relevant one today: diatomaceous earth as a mild abrasive. It is particularly beneficial in many beauty products because of its silica properties that are small and friable with a high surface area. Current applications include:

Dental Molds

Diatomaceous earth is used to make dental molds or (impressions) by dentists.

Facial Scrubs

The abrasive properties help to gently cleanse and exfoliate the skin.

Cosmetics

In cosmetics, diatomaceous earth is useful for its light-diffusing properties and natural absorbency.