Phytic acid is a naturally sourced acid found in many plant sources, including corn, wheat, rice, soybean, sesame and oat. Phytic Acid Extreme is a water-clear, 50% active solution sourced from rice.
Phytic acid has a unique structure that provides self-neutralizing activity, yielding gentle keratolytic effects, and it aids in cell turnover. Proper exfoliation helps maintain healthy skin by removing the barrier of dead, clogging skin cells, uncovering fresh new cells below and reducing clogged pores and breakouts. Collagen production increases, fine lines soften and appear less noticeable, dryness and flakiness are greatly reduced and skin appears smoother, with a more even-toned complexion.
With exfoliating efficacy comparable to glycolic acid, Phytic Acid Extreme is undoubtedly a mild alternative for skin care products and applications where harsh AHAs are not desirable. In hair care applications, Phytic Acid Extreme can aid in restoring scalp health through its keratolytic actions. Phytic Acid Extreme is also supplied in food grade for use in oral care preparations. This ingredient has proven chelating properties and binds to specific divalent minerals.