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Citric Acid

Line drawing of the Sugar Beet which is used to make molasses which is used to make Citric Acid

citric acid

Why we use this:We use citric acid in some of our creams to adjust the pH of a product to match that of our skin. Our skin is naturally slightly acidic with a pH of around 5.5. If the pH of our skin is altered harmful bacteria can grow, triggering inflammation and skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and rosacea.

Our creams are pH balanced so they don't strip away sebum and natural oils, and do not irritate, dry, or inflame the skin.

Citric acid also helps prevent bacterial growth, and extends the shelf life of our creams without the use of harsh chemicals.

Production Method: Microbial Fermentation

Source: Starchy plant products (molasses)