Used with care
Lactic acid is an organic compound which can be produced industrially through fermentation of sugars and starches, or by chemical synthesis. It is used in laundry detergents for its antibacterial, descaling and soap-scum removing properties.
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.