Sodium PCA is the sodium salt of pyroglutamic acid and is naturally occurring on human skin. PCA stands for pyrrolidone carboxylic acid, a natural amino acid derivative.
Sodium PCA is a conditioning agent and humectant. Humectants help hydrate your skin by drawing moisture from the air. This helps keep your skin moisturized.
Sodium PCA also possesses anti-inflammatory properties.
Also known as: Sodium 5-Oxo-2-Pyrrolidinecarboxylate
Sodium PCA is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 5.0% of the products in our database containing it.
What it does:
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Where it's used
Sodium PCA is most often found as ingredient number 18 within an ingredient list.
These are the categories of products that use Sodium PCA the most:
Products with Sodium PCA
- CosIng ID: 79910
- INCI Name: SODIUM PCA
- EC #: 249-277-1
- All Functions: Antistatic, Hair Conditioning, Humectant, Skin Conditioning