Sodium Phytate

Home / Ingredient Glossary / Sodium Phytate

Sodium phytate is the sodium salt of phytic acid. It is generally used to help stabalise products, but in larger concentrations can provide a skin-lightening effect. It can also help moisturise, improve skin elasticity, and balance oily skin. Phytic acid is found abundantly in plant tissues, especially bran and seeds, where it acts as the principal storage form of phosphorus.

Sodium Phytate is an all-natural chelating agent. Chelating agents bind to free metals and stabalise the product by helping to prevent undesirable metal-catalyzed reactions.  It often helps avoid discoloration and rancidity caused by metals present in formulations and it works synergistically with other antioxidants.

At concentrations over 0.5%, sodium phytate is an effective lightener of discoloration and age spots. It stimulates the naturally occurring exfoliation of hyperpigmented cells on the skin’s surface and reduces melanin synthesis in newly emerging epidermis cells (through the inhibition of the tyrosinase enzyme activity).


Products with Sodium Phytate

  • C-Shield

    refining antioxidant serum: refine + protect

    A featherweight all-in-one serum to intensely brighten, hydrate, and smooth the look of skin without irritation. A proprietary antioxidant complex protects from oxidative stress, unique actives softly refine skin’s appearance, and barrier support ensures resilience and vitality.

  • Beam Me Up

    illuminating anti-stress treatment: brighten + mend

    A soft, lightweight treatment to target the appearance of redness, dullness, and skin stress. Protect and soothe skin from the visible effects of free radical exposure, inflammatory response, or a compromised skin barrier. multiphasic actives restore vibrancy, lift tired skin, brighten the appearance of dark circles and enhance overall luminosity.

  • Night Shift

    holistic tone balancing treatment: revitalize + perfect

    An innovative approach to pigment correction delivering holistic skin balance and unprecedented radiance simultaneously. Multifunctional brighteners visibly lift discolorations, cellular repair agents target fine lines and redness, and active botanicals support resilience and vitality. A transformative treatment for skin that looks healthy, vibrant, and restored.


No products in the cart.

cipher mail signup