Shikimic acid (SA) has been mainly used in the pharmaceutical industry for the production of drugs, however, recently it has also appeared in the world of cosmetics.
The main source of SA is star anise. It belongs to AHA acids (alpha-hydroxy acids), but it doesn’t have an irritating effect, which makes it possible to use it by people with sensitive skin.SA at a concentration of 5% has a similar exfoliative effect to that of 50% glycolic acid.
Before it was used in cosmetics, it was known in pharmacies for its anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and analgesic properties. Its influence on the biosynthesis of vitamins A and K has also been proven.
Main Benefits of Shikimic Acid in the Beauty Industry:
- It is Antiviral
- Exhibits whitening and moisturizing activity
- It also regulates the amount of secreted sebum by unblocking the clogged outlets of the sebaceous glands
- It is an anti-aging agent
- SA has an anti-fungal Property
- It is an Anti-acne agent
- SA is a good Exfoliating agent
- It has an antibacterial activity
- It is a deodorizing agent
- It is an Anti-dandruff agent
- It has a hair-growth stimulating property
CAS NUM: 138-59-0
INCI Name: Shikimic Acid
Molecular Weight: 174.15270000
Molecular Formula: C7 H10 O5
Percentage Purity: 98%
Compatibility:Compatible with other cosmetics actives
pH Range: 5-6
Color & Appearance: fine white powder
Grade: Cosmetic Grade
Recommended Usage: 1-5%
Solubility: Soluble in Water
Mixing Method: Add to cool down phase of the formulation
Application: Creams, lotions & gels, Decorative cosmetics/Make-up, Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care), Sun care (Sun protection, After-sun & Self-tanning)
Country of Origin: USA
Certification: Ecocert, COSMOS
Packaging: Our powders are packed in waterproof zip-lock pouches to avoid spillage.
Recommended Storage: Our powders should be stored in cool temperatures away from direct sunlight and moisture in an airtight container. (Current Lot will expire: 10-2025)
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