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It is an aluminium salt of the reaction product of octenyl succinic anhydride with starch. 

What Is It?

It is a powdery thickening & texture enhancing agent, absorbent, and anti-caking agent used in skin care products & cosmetics. 

What Does Research Say About This Ingredient?

It is used as an ingredient for up to 30% concentration. It is a non-aqueous viscosity increasing agent.

Benefits of Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate on Skin after Topical Application

It imparts a powder-like matte finish & prevents the product from caking. It also helps reduce greasy shine on the skin.