Tromethamine is an aliphatic compound. An aliphatic compound is an organic compound with open-chained carbon atoms. It is synthetically created. Tromethamine is used to balance pH and improve texture.
As an emulsifier, Tromethamine prevents oil and water ingredients from separating. This helps stabilize the product and elongate a product's shelf life. Tromethamine also makes a product thicker.
Tromethamine helps balance the pH level of a product. Normal pH level of skin is slightly acidic (~4.75-5.5). The acidity of our skin is maintained by our glands and skin biome. Being slightly acidic allows our skin to create an "acid mantle". This acid mantle is a thin barrier that protects our skin from bacteria and contaminants.
Oral Tromethanmine is an anti-inflammatory drug but plays the role of masking, adding fragrance, and/or balancing pH in skincare.
Also known as: Ketorolac, Tris, and Tham
Tromethamine is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 6.4% of the products in our database containing it.
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Where it's used
Tromethamine 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 Tromethamine, they all have a concentration of 81% specified within their ingredient lists.
These are the categories of products that use Tromethamine the most:
Products with Tromethamine
- CosIng ID: 80438
- INCI Name: TROMETHAMINE
- INN Name: trometamol
- EC #: 201-064-4
- All Functions: Buffering, Masking