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LACTIC ACID

on May 01, 2024
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Other Name: 2-hydroxypropanoic acid.

What it is: An active ingredient used in skin and hair care formulations for its exfoliating and hydration properties. It helps to remove dead cells from the surface of the skin, and as a buffering agent, it balances the pH of the product formulation.

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 Data unavailable
US FDA Safe to use, as per current practice
ASEAN guidelines Data unavailable

Safety in special situations:

Pregnancy Women
As per current usage/dosage guidelines, it is best to use products with this ingredient, only as guided by your physician
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
As per current usage/dosage guidelines, it is best to use products with this ingredient, only as guided by your physician

Note:

  • The use of Lactic acid during pregnancy, lactation and by cancer patients depends on the concentration of Lactic acid and the area of use. Lactic acid has been used topically for chemo-induced side effects.

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 look at the exact product claim to know if a vegan version was used
  • You may need to check the exact product label to know if a naturally derived ingredient was used.

Attributes:

Comedogenicity
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acne prone skin
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sensitive skin
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Notes:

  • Not listed as an ingredient to be comedogenic or avoided by persons with acne prone skin based on currently available data.
  • It may cause mild to moderate eye irritation when it comes in contact with the eyes.

Conclusionconclusion
Lactic acid is safe as per the current practice of use.

Referencesbook

  1. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  2. https://european-union.europa.eu
  3. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov
  4. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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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