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Citric Acid

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INCI name: Citric acid

Citric acid originally was produced from citrus fruit ie. lemons, however nowadays most of it is synthetically produced. It is sold as granules.

It is used to regulate the PH in skin care products so that the natural acid balance of the skin can be maintained. Citric acid should not be added to sodium soaps, as the lower PH can cause the soap to break down. In  potassium (liquid) soap citric acid can be added in small amounts as a thickener and neutraliser.

Citric acid is water soluble and non-toxic.


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