Specifications: Clear, slightly vicious liquid with a concentration of 60% solids by weight in purified water. The crystalline potassium salt of lactic acid is hygroscopic and extremely difficult to isolate. Colorless and odorless. Concentration 58.0 – 62.0% per weight, pH 6.5 – 8.5, heavy metals: ppm 10 max., sodium 0.13% max., chloride: ppm 500 max., methanol & methyl esters: ppm 250 max., sulfites: 0.005% max. CAS# 996-31-6, 85895-78-9.
INCI Name: Potassium lactate.
Properties: Has strong antimicrobial and humectant properties in pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications.
Use: Recommended use level 0.5 - 3%. For external use only.
Applications: All kinds of personal care products.
Storage / Shelf Life: Stable when stored at a dry and cool place. Approximate shelf life 3 years.
More Information: MSDS, Fact Sheet