Citric acid is a versatile organic ingredient used primarily as a flavoring and preserving agent in the food industry and as a stabilizing agent in medicine. In the cosmetics industry, it’s largely used as an antioxidant and brightening agent. Citric acid is found in fruits like lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruits.
INCI: Ccidum citricum
Extraction Method: citric acid is recovered by its precipitation with calcium hydroxide. Then, the citric acid is regenerated by adding sulfuric acid to the precipitated calcium citrate. In the final step, the acid is crystalized and dried
Texture: Comparable to grains of salt.