1% Citric Acid in Soap Bar. Heeeeelp!!!

PLEASE HELP.
Is there a way 1% Citric Acid could be incorporated while making soap (bar) and the soap batter still firms up and foams nicelyl? Even if artificial surfactant and hardener has to be used. If there's a  way/process AT ALL to go about this, kindly indicate. No it is not a syndet soap.

Thank you.

Ellatorias

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  • It is not a syndet bar I mean.
  • BelassiBelassi Member
    No.
    Cosmetic Brand Creation. Concept to name to IMPI search to logo and brand registration. In-house graphic design inc. Pantone specs. Cosmetic label and box design & graphics.
  • Thank you Belassi
  • BelassiBelassi Member
    Leave natural soap natural. Messing around with it just ruins the whole concept. There are a few things you can add to the batter for very specific reasons; such as sodium lactate (to increase hardness) or titanium dioxide (to improve whiteness). Attempts to mess with the pH invariably result in ruined product. If you don't want an alkaline pH product, then forget natural soap and go synthetic. Natural soap is nice and performs well, we make and sell it, but I have designed synthetics that outperform it in every respect, including price.
    Cosmetic Brand Creation. Concept to name to IMPI search to logo and brand registration. In-house graphic design inc. Pantone specs. Cosmetic label and box design & graphics.
  • '...synthetics that outperform it in every respect, including price' :). That's ok Belassi. Can we talk about the synthetic.
  • Let me tell you a little more about what i'm looking for (why I asked about adding Citric Acid). I've formulated soap with Citric Acid and I noticed great improvement as per skin smoothness/texture, cell turnover and a little lightening. But of course the foam & hardness were impaired because I messed with the pH. So I NEED to improve on it. I need to have the foaming and hardness on point, and a noticeable lightening effect.
  • BelassiBelassi Member
    I don't see a rinse off product as being of any use for lightening. Skin lightening components are expensive and should be used in a leave-on product that's rapidly absorbed. Besides which, the high pH would be likely to ruin them.
    Cosmetic Brand Creation. Concept to name to IMPI search to logo and brand registration. In-house graphic design inc. Pantone specs. Cosmetic label and box design & graphics.
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