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Citric Acid: Citric acid for the right pH value

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INCI: Citric Acid

Function: regulates the pH value

Tolerability: very good (in small quantities)

Citric acid (Citric Acid) is used in very small amounts to stabilize an acidic pH value in skin care products.

A slightly acidic pH value between 5 and 6 is very important for healthy skin because it protects our skin microbiome and the natural acid mantle that protects us from harmful microorganisms. For this reason, we also advise against using soap because it has a pH value that is too high (alkaline). At Xeno, the products have a pH value that is adapted to the skin.

Pure citric acid would act as an extremely strong peeling and would be very irritating to the skin. However, in small amounts (as used in skin care products), citric acid is completely safe.

Other pH value regulators

Sodium Lactate: Salt of lactic acid for pH adjustment

Sodium Hydroxide: Lye for adjusting the pH value of cosmetics

Products with Citric Acid

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