Sodium Borate and Boric Acid in cosmetics – Wise She cosmetic dictionary

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 What is it?

Sodium Boarate and Boric acid is colorless and comes in white crystal form or in a powder form.In cosmetics it is used to form creams, lotions, bath , hair and skin care products. 

According to scientist,,  both the ingredient are safe to be used in cosmetic if they are less than or equal to 5%

How it helps – Sodium Borate and Boric acid prevents bacterial growth and prevents the cosmetic products from getting spoiled.
 2, It also controls pH and  minimize the change in the pH of a solution when acid or base is added.
3. It is also added to increase or decrease the thickness of the liquid cosmetics.

 Further reading in cosmetic dictionary :-
Alcohol in cosmetics – Introducing Wise She Cosmetic Dictionary

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