Citric Acid


Citric Acid is a fine white to off-white crystalline powder derived from non GMO sugar cane.

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Product Name Qty
Citric Acid - Sample
Citric Acid - 1 lb
Citric Acid - 7 lbs
Citric Acid - 35 lbs
Naturally occuring Citric Acid is a member of the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) group and in skin care products it is often used as an ingredient in exfoliants and chemical peels, such as Essential's Alpha Hydroxy Liquid Bundle, but most often Citric Acid is used to adjust the pH in personal care products such as lotions, cremes, shampoos, etc.

Appearance: Fine white powder, odorless.
To reduce the pH (increase the acidity) of water based products, add Citric Acid at approximately 0.2% during the water phase or final phase. Ideally, skin care products should have a pH between 4.5 and 5.5. In an exfoliant or chemical peel Citric Acid can be added at up to 5%. Alpha hydroxy acids can irritate the skin, so exercise caution. When used at very low levels as an acidifier / processing aid, Citric Acid does not need to be listed on ingredient decks.

Ingredient Function: Typically used as a pH adjuster, mild exfoliator and antioxidant.

Recommended Usage Rate: use at >10% or at pH <3.5

Solubility: Soluble in water.

How to Store: In a cool dark area in a well sealed container.

Warnings: Pregnant or lactating people, or those with known medical conditions should consult with a physician prior to using product.
INCI: Citric Acid

Warning Statements:

Not for internal consumption. For external use only.

Pregnant or lactating people or those with known medical conditions should consult with a physician prior to using product.


Please note that our suggested usage instructions are intended to serve as a guide. Due to the unique nature of each ingredient, it is important to always research and consult with a qualified professional as needed, prior to use. Usage guidelines can change and you are responsible for adhering to local regulations. EWL cannot be held responsible for any harm caused due to the misuse of these ingredients.

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