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CITRIC ACID

on May 01, 2024
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Other Names: 2-hydroxy 1, 2, 3 propane-tricarboxylic acid.

What it is: Citric acid naturally exists in all citrus fruits and vegetables. Its synthetic form is used to adjust the pH of personal care products.

Mode of usage pertaining to the discussion below: Topical application in cosmetics and personal care products.

Safety Profile (Based on regional guidelines):

European Union – CIR Safe to use, as per current practice
European Union – SCCS Safe to use, as per current practice
US FDA Data unavailable
ASEAN guidelines Data unavailable

Safety in special situations:

Pregnancy Women
Not listed as an ingredient to be avoided by pregnant women based on currently available data
Nursing Mother
Not listed as an ingredient to be avoided by nursing mothers based on currently available data
Babies under 2 years
Not listed as an ingredient to be avoided in baby products based on currently available data
Childrens
Not listed as an ingredient to be avoided by children based on currently available data
Cancer Free
Not listed as an ingredient to be carcinogenic or mutagenic based on currently available data

Environmental and Ecological Concerns:

Vegan
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Biodegradable
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Ecotoxicity
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Natural Origin
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Note:

  • You may need to check the exact product label to know if a naturally derived ingredient was used.

Attributes:

Comedogenicity
Not listed as an ingredient to be comedogenic based on currently available data
acne prone skin
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sensitive skin
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Note:

  • Citric acid is not listed as an ingredient to be comedogenic or avoided by persons with acne prone or sensitive skin based on currently available data

Conclusionconclusion
Citric Acid is safe as per the current practice of use.

Referencesbook

  1. https://www.ewg.org
  2. https://european-union.europa.eu
  3. https://online.personalcarecouncil.org
  4. Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed®). Bethesda (MD): National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  5. https://echa.europa.eu

Disclaimer: The above information is based on ongoing toxicology research at CHOSEN®’s R&D. We will do our best to update the information as and when the latest studies are available. If you have any inputs regarding the above information, please email us at ingredients@chosenstore.in

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