INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - SODIUM LEVULINATE

SUMMARY: GOOD | SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

A useful preservative and conditioning agent, used in personal care products to maintain skin and hair health.

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WHAT IS SODIUM LEVULINATE: Sodium Levulinate is the salt of levulinic acid and used as a preservative and skin conditioning agent in the beauty and cosmetics industry.  It increases the shelf life of a product and stops microbes and bacteria from multiplying in the formulation. It makes the skin and hair - smooth, soft and supple.

REVIEW OF SODIUM LEVULINATE

Name of Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

GOOD

1

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Sodium Levulinate is one of the most researched and reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like FDA (Food and Drug Administration ensures the safety, efficacy and security of humans by making sure that cosmetics are safe to use), and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) along with popular skincare brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products. 

BENEFITS OF SODIUM LEVULINATE: The conditioning Sodium Levulinate has the various following benefits:

  • Acts as a conditioning agent: It makes the skin softer and smoother. It absorbs moisture which keeps the skin hydrated and makes the skin plumper. It also makes the hair softer, shinier and younger.
  • Acts as a preservative: It is a mild preservative which inhibits the growth of microorganisms in the formulations of the products. It prolongs the shelf-life of the products.

 CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

 ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY  

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