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What-it-does: chelating

Official CosIng Information


An abbreviation that pops up on a lot of ingredient lists. It stands for EthyleneDiamineTetraacetic Acid and it's a famous molecule for being an excellent chelating agent, i.e. a molecule that can bind to metal ions (coming usually from water) and make them harmless in a cosmetic formula. With a chelating agent, cosmetic formulas stay nice longer.

EDTA is an acid molecule and its salt versions are even more often used, such as the super common Disodium EDTA

Products with EDTA

Beauty Formulas Organic Aloe Vera Gel Somethinc Niacinamide + Moisture Beet Serum Xanzwhite Day Lightening Fluid Spf 15 Bota Calming & Balancing Skin Toner GSK Stieva-A Cream Passion for Natural Aloe Vera Gel Biophyto-genesis Composite Acid Extract Acnoklin Gel Face Wash Lixir Night Switch Retinol 1% Moiz Cleansing Lotion For Sensitive Skin Dr. Sensitive Activated Charcoal Acne Control Soap Peter Thomas Roth Acne Face & Body Scrub gatineau Floracil Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover Beautederm Papaine Whitening Soap Cosmetic Skin Solutions Supreme Pytho + Gel ETSLEY Everyoung Glowing Serum Ultra Glow Innoderm Teranex Soap MS GLOW Toner Glowing PELLAMAR Balsam Regenerant Cu Extract De Catina Rohto Mentholatum Melano CC Intensive Anti Spot Essence Shulammite Carrot Soap Aunt Jackie's Don'T Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel Aussie Paraben-Free Miracle Moist Conditioner For Dry Hair, Avocado & Jojoba Clarins Booster Detox Flawless SAS Soap Gentle Magic The Skincare Serum VitCitrus Pure 20% Vitamin C Age Defying Serum CUTIBase Ceramyd Face & Body Moisturizing Cream DMK Super Serum Fresh Formula Blemish Doctor Anti-Acne Facial Toner tgin Honey Miracle Hair Mask Eternal Secret Spf 50+ Facial Cream First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Conditioning Eye Makeup Remover Nivea Q10 Firming Body Lotion With Vitamin C PELLAMAR Biome Balancing Cream For Normal Skin Talika Eye Quintessence Aussie Deep Treatment 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Aussie Repair Miracle Conditioner For Damaged Rescue Me Hair Boots Ingredients Salicylic Acid Serum Eternal Secret Dermo Renewal Serum Lush Rock Star Lush Sultana Of Soap ONE BY KOSÉ Serum Veil Skindom Vitamin C Treatment Serum Claire-ity 25% Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E, Organic Topical Anti-Aging Moisturizing Facial Serum Dermur Azuleno ETSLEY Ultra Clarifying Serum Anti Acne Good vibes Vitamin C & Vitamin B3 Skin Glow Serum Max Love Primer Hd Pré Maquiagem Facial Olay Double Action Moisturiser Night Cream