Citric acid

[ Scientific name —Citric acid]

Citric acid is a type of alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that's extracted from citrus fruits such as lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits, as well as other fruits such as berries. Because it is an AHA, citric acid offers the same types of exfoliating properties as any AHA would. It works by helping to dissolve the "glue" that keeps dead cells stuck together on the surface of the skin. Additionally, it promotes exfoliation and skin cell turnover and is also a good source of antioxidants.

Key benefits—
Natural preservative
Promote cells turnover
Skin pH adjuster

Derived from—
Citrusy fruits
Citric acid

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