What is it used for?
Chelating, emulsifying and stabilising agent
Chelating agent and stabiliser
Tetrasodium Editronate (which stands for ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid) is one of the salts of etidronic acid. It is a water-soluble compound added to oils and alkali to aid successful saponification. Its main function is as a chelating agent (which means that it binds to certain mineral ions to inactivate them). Through this action, it can prevent the deterioration of cosmetic and personal care products, as it stops the growth of microorganisms. It helps stabilise formulas by acting as an antioxidant and therefore prevents changes in colour, texture and fragrance. Tetrasodium EDTA also helps maintain clarity, protect fragrance compounds, and prevent spoiling. One of its main uses it to help personal care products work better in hard water.
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