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October 28, 2008 Cosmetics glossary

Chelating Agent

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Chelating agents react to form complexes with metal ions susceptible to affecting stability and/or the aspect of cosmetic products. Widely used in soaps for sequestering calcium, a component of limestone.

Among chelation agents:
• EDTA (Disodium EDTA, Tetrasodium EDTA ...)
• Etidronic Acid
• Oxalic Acid and derivatives
• Phytic Acid

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