Levulinic Acid

organic acid

Levulinic Acid

  • INCI Name:           Levulinic Acid
  • Chemical Name: 4-oxopentanoic acid
  • CAS No:               123-76-2 

Levulinic Acid is utilized in skin care products as a skin-conditioning agent as well as an antioxidant. It is clear colorless liquid, soluble in water and ethanol.
It enhances the texture and oil production of the skin, conditions and softens skin.
It also acts as a mild preservative with good antibacterial properties without altering the structure and pH of other ingredients in the product.
Levulinic acid also is the raw material of perfume.

It can be found in various plant-based sources, including grape skins and apples, while can also be manufactured synthetically. Levulinic acid from Quzhou Ebright Chemicals Co.,Ltd is produced synthetically,
which is an alternative to tranditional preservatives and offered with competitive price.

Uses & Applications

Personal care and cosmetic

  • Mild ang green preservative
  • Suitable for all types of emulsions and surfactant-based products.
  • Designed for formulating antiperspirants & deodorants, color cosmetics, skin cleansing, hair-, skin-, sun and oral care products.

Product Details






99% min


Clear Colorless Liquid







Color by Gardener 



<3 ppm

Shelf Life

24 months

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Technical Data Sheet –Levulinic Acid

Material Safety Data Sheet– Levulinic Acid

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