Levulinic Acid & Sodium Levulinate

Levulinic acid is a natural plant based acid, usually from corn, which helps to balance formulations and fight infection. It’s not really adding any benefits to our skin but essentially it ensures your product doesn’t spoil or cause infection to the skin with nasty bacteria from regular contact and use. It’s particularly important in products that don’t use pumps to dispense so look out for this in products sold in jars or bottles.

Sodium Levulinate is the salt of levulinic acid and is used as a preservative.

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