You should know
What it is
Phytic Acid is a gentle AHA and antioxidant. The chemical makeup makes it classified as an AHA, such as lactic acid.
AHAs are chemical exfoliants that help remove dead skin cells. Phytic Acid has a slight exfoliating effect. Phytic Acid has been shown to help calm irritation. In some cases, it is a chelating agent. Chelating agents help prevent metals from binding to water, helping to stabilize the ingredients in a product.
As an antioxidant, phytic acid may help with the signs of aging. Antioxidants help neutralize free-radical molecules. These molecules may damage your skin cells.
An interesting fact about phytic acid is that it is considered an antinutrient. People do not have the enzyme needed to properly breakdown and digest phytic acid. When ingested, phytic acid binds to minerals and prevents them from being absorbed.
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Phytic Acid is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 1.2% of the products in our database containing it.
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Where it's used
Phytic Acid is most often found as ingredient number 22 within an ingredient list.
Of the 1 products in our database that have a known concentration of Phytic Acid, they all have a concentration of 2% specified within their ingredient lists.
These are the categories of products that use Phytic Acid the most:
Products with Phytic Acid
- CosIng ID: 36555
- INCI Name: PHYTIC ACID
- INN Name: fytic acid
- EC #: 201-506-6
- All Functions: Chelating