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Citric Acid

Citric acid (in dilution) is often used in tiny quantities to adjust the pH of a formula to be more acidic. In higher doses, it acts as an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), encouraging the skin’s natural exfoliation process to brighten, smooth and refine overall skin texture.

What is Citric Acid?

Citric acid is a naturally occurring organic acid found in various fruits, particularly citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, and limes. It is used in skincare for its potential exfoliating, pH-adjusting, and antioxidant properties.

What does Citric Acid do?

Citric acid offers benefits such as: - At higher concentrations, it provides exfoliating benefits, helping to remove dead skin cells and promote a smoother, more radiant complexion. - Assists in adjusting the pH level of skincare products, ensuring their effectiveness and compatibility with the skin's natural pH.

Who is Citric Acid good for?

If any of the following apply Citric Acid might be a good option for you:






Who should avoid Citric Acid?

If any of the following apply it might be best to avoid Citric Acid:

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