050-000-340 DL-Malic Acid, CAS 617-48-1

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Synonyms (±)-2-Hydroxysuccinic acid, DL-Hydroxybutanedioic acid
Keywords Skin metabolism, remove dead skins
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DL-Malic Acid Specifications

Product Name DL-Malic Acid
CAS Registry Number 617-48-1
Molecular Formula C4H6O5
Molecular Weight 134.08 g/mol
Purity 99%
Appearance White powder
Package 1kg-25kg
Shelf life 2 years
Functions Gently removes dead skin cells and strengthens skin metabolism.

DL-Malic Acid Description

Malic acid is a chemical found in certain fruits and wines. In manufacturing, malic acid is used to adjust the acidity of cosmetics. It can tighten pores and shrink water. It can regulate skin oil secretion and strengthen pores.

Malic acid is sour and acidic. This helps to clear away dead skin cells when applied to the skin. Its sourness also helps to make more saliva in people with dry mouth. Malic acid is also involved in the Krebs cycle. This is a process the body uses to make energy.

People commonly use malic acid for dry mouth. It is also used for acne, fibromyalgia, fatigue, wrinkled skin, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

DL-Malic Acid

DL-Malic Acid Applications

  • Used in personal care products to regulate skin oil secretion.
  • DL-Malic acid is mainly used as an acidulant in the food industry.


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