Where does it come from?
EDTA is a synthetic ingredient.
It is formulated in the laboratory.
What is it used for?
EDTA acts as a chelator. It “grabs” metal ions that can affect the stability and / or appearance of cosmetic products.
EDTA is used to counter the hardness of water in rinse-off products
It helps avoid the precipitation of certain ions (calcium, magnesium...) in order to ensure the quality and preservations of products
Why is it questioned?
EDTA is accused of causing irritation when in contact with the eyes and eczema. There are some concerns regarding the persistence and bioaccumulation in the environment, given the widespread use of EDTA.
● There exists a lot of data on EDTA. Its safe use in cosmetics for decades is well reported.
● At the concentration level it is used in our products, EDTA is a very well tolerated ingredient and allergy cases are very rare.
Why and how do we use it?
We work with our suppliers to limit the use of EDTA to protect the raw materials we use.
In a process of continuous improvement, we are working to reduce or substitute EDTA present in our formulas when possible, while guaranteeing the same level of quality and product performance.