Phytic acid

Item No.: Phytic acid
Chemical Name:  Phytic acid
CAS No.:  83-86-3
Appearance:  Colorless Transparent Liquid
Molecular Fomula:  C6H18O24P6

Product Description

Phytic acid is a plant antioxidant that can help protect your skin from sun damage while brightening dull complexions. It acts as an exfoliant and blocks the synthesis of melanin in the epidermis. It is neither AHA nor BHA. Its main effect is that it acts like salicylic acid in a sense and helps to shrink pores. The key difference is that salicylic acid binds to the keratin in the skin and softens it, whereas phytic acid binds to the calcium in the pores and softens it. In either case, phytic acid and salicylic acid (used together or separately) help to temporarily shrink pores. It is the mildest of all acids and is great for those with sensitive skin or rosacea.

Product Name Phytic acid
Appearance Colorless Transparent Liquid 
Specification 99%
CAS 83-86-3
Package 1kg/aluminum foil bag; 25kg/drum
Sample Available
Storage Dry Place
Shelf life 2 Years

Product Function

The principle of phytic acid in skin care is somewhat similar to kojic acid, which can inhibit the activity of tyrosinase in the body, thereby controlling the pigmentation of the skin. However, because phytic acid is extracted from plants and can be eaten by itself, it has a low sensitization rate and high safety when it plays an antioxidant and whitening role. It is considered an ideal substitute for kojic acid. As early as the beginning of 1995, phytic acid was used clinically as a skin lightening agent. It works by blocking the entry of iron and copper during melanin formation, an antioxidant that is important to the skin and can help protect it from sun damage while brightening dull complexions. Phytic acid is used in various packaged foods because of its characteristics. The reason why seeds are not easy to rot and deteriorate is because of the antioxidant effect of phytate. The food industry often uses phytic acid as a preservative to prevent food from spoiling. The same is true mechanism.

The antioxidant and anti-free radical effects of phytic acid are due to the chelating properties of phytic acid, because most oxidation processes in nature require metal ions as catalysts. In this process, highly active free radicals will be generated, which will be complexed by iron ions. It can not only reduce the generation of free radicals, but also slow down the oxidation reaction, and it is only relatively stable. These effects have been paid attention to in the field of cosmetics, so phytic acid has been paid more and more attention in recent years. In addition, phytic acid also has the effect of mildly exfoliating keratin. Compared with other acid components, it will be much milder under the same pH conditions. Phytic acid binds to the calcium in the pores and softens it, helping to make the pores temporarily smaller. Research has also shown that phytic acid can reduce inflammation, so it's great for people with sensitive skin or rosacea.


Product Application

Chelating agent; Antioxidant; Preservative; Color retention agent; Water softener; Metal corrosion and rust inhibitor; Fermentation accelerator. It can be used to improve the color tone of canned aquatic products, fruits, agricultural products, beverages (cool drinks, milk drinks), etc. The dosage is 0.02% to 0.2% of the raw material. When making fermented products, adding 0.01% to 0.05% of the raw materials can shorten the fermentation time and improve the color and aroma. The final content in the finished product should be less than or equal to 0.001% to 0.02%. It is also used to prevent the blackening of boiled shellfish, the fading of fruit juice, the occurrence of live spots in crab meat, and the production of glassy crystals of magnesium ammonium phosphate in canned aquatic products.

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