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Phytic Acid

Naturally found in seeds, grains and beans, Phytic Acid is full of antioxidants which make it a popular choice in skin care products. Its main benefits are its ability to moisturise, reduce sebum production and brighten dark patches of the skin. It acts as a melanin suppressant which makes it an important ingredient in skin lightening and hyperpigmentation treatment products.

It is also common in anti-aging skin care as it can help to improve skin elasticity and increase collagen production for a smoother, more youthful looking complexion. Look out for it in skin lightening creams, serums and gels.