INGREDIENT

Lactic Acid

Thickener and anti-bacterial
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Products with this ingredient

Lactic acid is an organic compound which is produced both naturally and synthetically. It is a alpha-hydroxy-acid (AHA) which can clear away dead skin, and has antibacterial properties. This clear liquid also thickens shower gels. Sometimes it will appear with a * next to its name which means it occurs naturally within the essential oils in the product.

Description

Description

Lactic acid also helps to adjust acidity within a product, is a disinfectant and softens the keratin in skin improving its ability to hold moisture and softening it. It also helps to remove soap-scum, prevents limescale and is anti-bacterial.

Lactic acid is produced commercially through a fermentation process using specific bacteria such as Lactobacillus, commonly used in probiotics, feeding on corn starch or beet sugar.  They convert simple carbohydrates such as glucose, sucrose, or galactose to lactic acid. It is therefore considered a vegan ingredient, although it was originally discovered by Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1780 who extracted lactic acid from sour milk, giving the acid its ‘lac’ name, which derives from the Latin for milk. Lactic acid has a long history of safe use and first started to be produced commercially by the German pharmacy Boehringer Ingelheim in 1895.

 

Lactic Acid can be found in these products
6
Products with this ingredient
Lactic Acid can be found in these products
Shower Scrub
Freshly scrubbed
795.00 THB
350g
Shower Gel
Mellow yellow
350.00 THB
100g
Leaving Soon
Yuzu And Cocoa shower cream
Shower Cream
Yuzu'll love this
425.00 THB
100g
Bubbly shower gel
Shower Gel
Bottoms up!
795.00 THB
250g