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Dehydroacetic Acid

pyrone derivative

Dehydroacetic Acid

Other Name(s):

DHA; CAS# 520-45-6; E 265

Dehydroacetic acid is made from a wide variety of different raw materials depending on which manufacturing process is being used.

Is Dehydroacetic Acid Faithful to Nature?


Dehydroacetic acid is a safe ingredient that helps to prevent cosmetics and foods from spoiling.

Benefits: Why is Dehydroacetic Acid Used?

Effective Preservative

Dehydroacetic acid is used as a preservative to prevent fungal, yeast and mould growth.

Non-Allergenic Ingredient

Dehydroacetic acid can serve as a non-allergenic alternative to sodium benzoate.

Paraben Alternative

Dehydroacetic acid is a safe alternative to parabens.

Potent Antibacterial

Dehydroacetic acid inhibits the growth of microorganisms especially in cosmetics.

Dehydroacetic acid can be found in skin care products like moisturisers, facial masks, aqueous creams, baby wipes and baby lotions. It is also used in some foods like squash and strawberries to prevent the growth of certain fungi that spoil these foods specifically.

Dehydroacetic acid is made using a very large number of different manufacturing methods. It can be prepared by the action of acetic anhydride on acetonedicarboxylic acid, as a by-product in the pyrolysis of acetone to give ketene, by treatment of ketene dimer with pyridine or sodium phenoxide, and by removal of ethanol from acetoacetic ester.

Dehydroacetic acid is approved for use by organic cosmetic watchdogs Cosmos and EcoCert.

Dehydroacetic acid is safe to use in leave-one cosmetics like lotions and creams at concentrations up to 0.6%.

Notice: The information provided here is not intended as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

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