A natural preservative, used as an alternative to parabens; also acts as a skin conditioner.
Bellatorra Skin Care uses Disodium EDTA for a variety purposes but primarily as a preservative, chelator and stabilizer. It also enhances the foaming and cleaning capabilities. As a metal chelator, it counteracts the adverse effects of hard water by binding with heavy metal ions contained in tap water, which in turn prevents the metals from being deposited onto the skin. Essentially, this ingredient deactivates the metal ions by bonding with them, which in turn prevents Bellatorra products from deteriorating, maintains its clarity and prevents it from becoming or smelling rancid.