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Phytic Acid

What-it-does: chelating


Though its name says acid, it's not really an exfoliant. It's a plant extract with some antioxidant properties. Its main thing in cosmetic products is to neutralize the metal ions in the formula (that usually get into there from water) that would otherwise cause some not so nice changes.  It's a natural alternative to sometimes bad-mouthed chelating agents, EDTAs.

Show me some proof

  • Khemis, Abdallah, et al. "A randomized controlled study to evaluate the depigmenting activity of l‐ascorbic acid plus phytic acid–serum vs. placebo on solar lentigines." Journal of cosmetic dermatology 10.4 (2011): 266-272.
  • Sarkar, Rashmi, et al. "Comparative evaluation of efficacy and tolerability of glycolic acid, salicylic mandelic acid, and phytic acid combination peels in melasma." Dermatologic Surgery 42.3 (2016): 384-391.

Products with Phytic Acid

Revolution Skincare Combination Skin Intense Peeling Solution Revolution Skincare Dry Skin Intense Peeling Solution Sarah Chapman Liquid Facial Resurfacer Glymed Plus Living Cell Clarifier Moon Juice Beauty Shroom Exfoliating Acid Potion Revolution Skincare Combination Skin Peeling Solution FCL Fixderma Penta Peel Pads LANCER Caviar Lime Acid Peel Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm Olga Lorencin Skin Care Deep Detox Facial In A Box Peter Thomas Roth Peptide 21 Amino Acid Exfoliating Peel Pads Pharmaclinix Lightenex Gold Serum Pharmaclinix Lightenex Gold Serum Stacked skincare Hydrating Lip Peel Augustinus Bader The Exfoliating Toner Function of beauty Color Protection Booster Shot Goop Beauty G.Tox Malachite And Aha Purifying Tonic Lixir Night Switch Pha/Aha 10% Mesoestetic Brightening Peel Booster Urban Skin Rx Clear & Even Tone Clarifying Glycolic Pads BeautyRx Skincare Advanced Exfoliating Therapy Pads Derma E Vitamin C Micellar Cleansing Water Filorga Laboratories Filorga Skin Perfusion P-Bright Serum KERSTIN FLORIAN Correcting At-Home Professional Peel KERSTIN FLORIAN Correcting Refining Toner Platinum Skin Care Serum 15 | Glycolic | Mandelic | Phytic | C Rejuva skin Tac Rejuva Formula SKOON Wow-Wow-Wonder Hydrating Serum Advanced Clinicals Rosewater Toner Beauty Counter Countermatch Hydra-Gel Radiance Toner Beauty Glam Vitamin C Serum Bulldog Energising Moisturiser Derma E Vitamin C Instant Radiance Citrus Facial Peel Dermaceutic Light Ceutic Dermaceutic Light Ceutic Eneomey Daylight C20 Garden of Wisdom Pha Plus Serum Garden of Wisdom Pha Plus Serum Kate Somerville Detox Daily Cleanser Kate Somerville Liquid Exfolikate Miya Cosmetics Soro Antienvelhecimento Beauty.Lab Renee Rouleau Energy Boosting Toner Skinkissed Face Serum Advanced Clinicals 10% Glycolic Serum Alphascience Phytic [TC] Serum Beauty Counter Countertime Mineral Boost Hydrating Essence BeautyAct Puritysolution Cleansing Mousse BeautyAct Vita-C Multiaction Brightening Toner BeautyRX Essential 8% Exfoliating Serum Biologique Recherche Eau Micellaire Biosensible