Citric Acid


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Alpha-Hydroxy Acid & Buffering Agent

Description: Inherently natural as it occurs in citric fruits, produced by fermentation of carbohydrates. Fine white powder, odorless. pH Value 2.2 (0.1% solution). Easily soluble in water.CAS: 77-92-9INCI Name: Citric acid

  • Acidulant (useful to adjust pH of products to make them more acid / less alkaline)
  • Chelating effect (neutralizes minerals to enhance activity of antioxidants & preservatives)
  • Buffering effect (helps to maintain pH between 2.5-6.5 & stabilizes active ingredients)
  • At high concentration shows typical AHA properties (moisturizing, peeling, smoothing, anti-wrinkle effects).

Use: For safe use do not use at >10% or at pH <3.5. Can be added to formulas as is. External use only.Applications: Creams, lotions, shampoos, shower gels, bath bombs/fizzes (combined with sodium bicarbonate).


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