Active ingredients are the ingredients that perform a crucial role in the functioning of the cosmetic products. These may be the ingredients that perform a central role in the beauty product and provide them with most of their chemical properties.
Ingredients like citric acid, baking soda, and cream of tartar are considered active ingredients in any beauty product. Citric acid acts as an acidulant and is useful to adjust the pH of products making them more acidic or less alkaline.
At high concentration, it shows typical AHA properties like moisturizing, peeling, skin smoothing, and anti-wrinkle effects. Baking soda is an excellent deodorizer. It controls odor, absorbs oil, and gently exfoliates the skin.
The anti-aging, antioxidant and skin-lightening effects of the active ingredients make their addition very essential in beauty products.