Sodium Phytate

Sodium phytate is a chelating agent that serves to remove heavy metal ions from water. Removing metal ions helps other ingredients, such as antioxidants and preservatives, to perform better and keep products from separating.
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Sodium Phytate

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Sodium phytate is a chelating agent.

A natural alternative to EDTA, this ingredient serves to remove heavy metal ions from the water in various skincare products. It does so by surrounding and latching onto each metal ion and essentially disabling its harmful effects.

The process of removing heavy metal ions from skincare products is beneficial for several reasons. First, removing metal ions helps other ingredients, such as antioxidants and preservatives, perform better. Second, heavy metal ions can destabilize products, so removing them from contention helps keep products from separating out.