Citric Acid

INCI: Citric Acid

Origin: Lemon juice


Function: Stabilises the pH of cosmetics, regulates the moisture balance of the skin, smoothes and tightens


Features: Improves the antioxidant properties of other substances


Usage: Stabilizer


Citric acid is a carboxylic acid, which is widely distributed in the plant kingdom and is found inter alia, in lemon juice. It plays a central role as a scavenger and inactivates reactive oxygen species whose excessive occurrence leads to oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is considered responsible for ageing.

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