Sodium Hydroxide

An ingredient that is able to bring the pH of a product up, thereby making it less harsh on the skin.
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Sodium Hydroxide

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Sodium hydroxide brings the pH of products up, making them more basic. You may see it with Carbomer or other thickeners that require neutralization, or to balance out acids and prevent them from being too harsh on the skin. It is also commonly used in soapmaking.