L-arginine is an amino acid that occurs naturally in the skin. It is an excellent moisturizer, supports the skin's barrier function and is compatible with most cosmetic ingredients. Due to its alkaline pH, it is used instead of NaOH or baking soda to raise the pH (in a 10% solution) in formulations.
Usage Rate: As needed to obtain the pH of your formulation where you want it. Generally less than 1%.
Stable in the pH range from 11 to 11.5
: Does not contain animal-derived components