- Pronunciation: \ˈsō-dē-əm \ ˈpä-lē it-ə-ˈkän-ˌāt \
- Type: Naturally-derived
- Other names: Velasoft
What Is Sodium polyitaconate?
Sodium polyitaconate, also called Velasoft, is a polyitaconic acid partially neutralized with sodium salt. It is usually an off-white grainy substance.
What Does Sodium polyitaconate Do in Our products?
We use sodium polyitaconate in our natural dishwasher tabs. The ingredient helps stabilize the surfactants, and it allows for gentler formulations.[2,3] It can also be used in shampoos, conditioners, body wash, hand soaps, and other ingredients. It dissolves in water.
Why Puracy Uses Sodium polyitaconate
Sodium polyitaconate is a biodegradable ingredient that does not irritate the eyes or skin.[7,8] Whole Foods has deemed the ingredient acceptable in its body care product quality standards.
How Sodium polyitaconate Is Made
Commercially, manufacturing sodium polyitaconate begins with creating itaconic acid, which is produced by fermenting carbohydrates such as corn.
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