- INCI Name: Sodium PCA
- Chemical Name: Sodium Pyrrolidone Carboxylate
- CAS No: 28874-51-3
Sodium PCA, full name as sodium pyrrolidone carboxylic acid, is a product synthesized by biological fermentation and biochemical high-tech means, and is used in many cosmetics. It is a humectant that draws moisture to the other layers of the surface and helps the skin and hair retain moisture, resulting in a youthful appearance.
- Cosmetic Moisturizer
Sodium PCA is one of the important components of the natural moisturizing factor of the human body. It has high hygroscopicity, is non-toxic, non-irritating and has good stability. It is an ideal natural cosmetic health care product for skin care and hair care in modern times. It can make the skin and hair moisturizing , softness, elasticity and gloss, antistatic properties.
- Skin Lightener
Sodium PCA is an excellent skin whitening agent, which has an inhibitory effect on the activity of tyrosine oxidase, which can prevent the deposition of “melanoid” in the skin, thereby making the skin white.
- Cuticle Softener
Sodium PCA can be used as a keratin softener and has a good therapeutic effect on skin “psoriasis”.
Uses & Applications
- Mainly used in cream cosmetics, solutions, shampoos, etc.
- Wetting agent in toothpaste, ointment medicine, tobacco, leather, and paint instead of glycerin, as well as dyeing auxiliaries, softeners, and chemical fibers.
- Antistatic agent
- Biochemical reagent.
Product Details of Sodium PCA
Light yellow transparent liquid
Transmittance (1cm, 430nm)
pH value (10% aq.)
Nitrogen content, %
Total plate count (CFU/g)
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