Disodium EDTA

Found in – Omorovicza, Queen of Hungry mist Widely used in the cosmetic industry, working as a stabilizer, chelator (a binding agent that suppresses chemical activity) and preservative. Because of its metallic chelating activity, as it can counteract the adverse effects of hard water – water that has a high mineral count, generally formed when […]

Stearic Acid

Found in Yu-Be moisturizing skin cream This waxy acid is found in a huge array of products that range from animal derivates to fragrance and of course skincare. It is indeed a fatty acid and its structure emphasis this, with the characteristic carboxylic acid group on the end and a long aliphatic, hydrocarbon chain. It […]

Tocopherol

Used in skincare as an antioxidant because of their Vitamin E activity. There are four types of tocopherol; alpha (the most antioxidant), beta, gamma and delta. There amount of likeness to Vitamin E depends on the number of methyl groups they have attached to the first benzene ring. The more methyl groups there are the more antioxidant properties they have.