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Sodium phytate is the synthetic salt form of the antioxidant phytic acid. In this form, it works as a chelating agent, keeping metals from binding to water in cosmetics. Learn more at Paula's Choice.
References for this information:
Cosmetic Ingredient Review, March 2018, pages 1-30
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, ePublication
See chelating agent
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