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Sodium Phytate
CAS No. 14306-25-3, EC No. 238-242-6

Sodium Phytate is the sodium salt of Phytic Acid, a saturated cyclic acid.  Phytic Acid is found abundantly in plant tissues, especially bran and seeds, where it acts as the principal storage form of phosphorus.

Sodium Phytate is an all-natural chelating agent that can be used as a replacement for disodium and tetrasodium EDTA in cosmetic products.  It will help to prevent undesirable metal-catalyzed reactions, thereby stabilizing cosmetic products.  It may help with discoloration and rancidity caused by metals present in formulations and works synergistically with other antioxidants.

Chelating agents are commonly added to cosmetic formulations to act as a preservative potentiator,  Micro organisms need trace metals for cell wall maintenance and survival.   Chelants bind with these metals, making them unavailable to bacteria, thereby weakening bacteria and allowing cosmetic preservatives to work more efficiently.  EDTA is commonly added to cosmetic formulations for this purpose and Sodium Phytate should have a similar function.

In addition to its chelating properties, Sodium Phytate has other skin benefits:

  • Moisturizes skin
  • Improves skin elasticity
  • Normalizes oily skin
  • May help reduce pore size
  • Helps lighten skin
  • May help improve the appearance  of cellulite

Sodium Phytate is fully neutralized and has a pH of ~12

Formulation Guidelines

  • Add to the water phase of any formulation
  • Not suitable for anhydrous (all-oil) formulas
  • Not heat sensitive, can be added to water phase prior to heating
  • Adjust pH of formula to pH 6.0 or below.


Recommended Usage Rate: 0.05 - 0.5%

Appearance: Powder or crystalline granule
Color:  White
Odor:  Odorless
pH (1% aqueous solution):  10 - 12
Molecular Weight: 660
Solubility:  Soluble in water, insoluble in oil
Derived from:  Rice Bran
Country of Origin:  Japan
Storage:  Store in a cool, dry place out of heat or direct sunlight.
Shelf Life: 3 years from date of purchase


INCI: Sodium Phytate


California Prop 65 Statement: The following statement is made in order to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This product is not known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Here you will find Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Technical Data Sheets. The files are in PDF format. To access a file, click on the relevant button or the file name. For your convenience, it will open up in a new browser window.

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Technical Data

 

Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Sodium Phytate SDS

 

Lotioncrafter formulas in which this ingredient appears are listed below. Formulas are used as a means to provide basic formulating information and guidance in the use of ingredients Lotioncrafter supplies. Formulations are provided in percentages, grams and ounces. Most create a batch size of 1000g (33 ounces). Because percentages are provided, they can be sized up or down with ease.

The files are in PDF format. To access a file, click on the relevant button or the file name. For your convenience, it will open up in a new browser window.

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Formulations

Skin Soothing Toner

By accessing this formulation you acknowledge that it is your responsibility to ensure formulation integrity and freedom to practice and that the information herein is provided with no warranties express or implied. Ensuring suitability and stability is your responsibility in every respect and should include doing appropriate formula stability and preservative efficacy testing as well as appropriate patent search and analysis.


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