Citric acid and its diammonium, potassium and sodium salts are all used to help preserve cosmetics and personal care products by chelating (complexing) metals.
Citric acid and its salts are also added to cosmetics to help adjust the acid/base balance. Products containing citric acid and some of its salts and esters can be safely formulated for specific application to baby skin or use near the eye area or on mucous membranes. In addition, they may be used in cosmetic sprays, including hair, deodorant, body and other propellant and pump spray products.
Citric Acid is used in cosmetics and personal care products to adjust their ph balance.
In addition, it can inhibits tyrosinase to even out the skin tone.
It is also used to impart a lemon-like fragrance to a product.
Citric acid used in Soaphoria products is sourced with respect to the environment and sustainable development.