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Our database includes 333 products that contain EDTA.


EDTA is the shortened name for ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid. It is a chelating agent and used to stabilize products.

Chelating Agents are used to prevent trace metal ions from binding to other ingredients. This can prevent unwanted reactions or changed efficacy of products.

Also known as: Ethylene Diamine Tetraacetic Acid

EDTA is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.7% of the products in our database containing it.

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Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Sensitivity • Wrinkles • Fine Lines • Dryness

Where it's used

EDTA is most often found as ingredient number 21 within an ingredient list.

Of the 1 products in our database that have a known concentration of EDTA, they all have a concentration of 40% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use EDTA the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 33756
  • INCI Name: EDTA
  • INN Name: edetic acid
  • EC #:  200-449-4
  • All Functions: Chelating
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.