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Dehydroacetic Acid

Used with care
Dehydroacetic Acid

Dehydroacetic Acid

Dehydroacetic acid is an organic compound that usually comes in the form of an odourless white crystalline powder. It has potent anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, and is used in many skincare products as a preservative. Clinical tests have shown little to no evidence regarding the ingredient's toxicity and potential for irritation. We use this ingredient with care at a very low concentration (less than 0.6%) to help stop the growth of microbes on our products once they are exposed to air, keeping them stable and working at their best. Dehydroacetic acid is a synthetic chemical (no plant-based preservatives that meet our efficacy standards currently exist) that is considered to be a low hazard for human health and for the environment.


Other names: Dehydracetic acid, Methylacetopyronone, 3-Acetyl-6-methyl-2H-pyran-2,4(3H)-dione

INCI Name:
Dehydroacetic Acid
Ingredient origins:
Hydrocarbons
Role:
Preservative
Common name:
Dehydroacetic Acid
EWG score: The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature.
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