Overview of Natural Preservatives

Overview of Natural Preservatives



Preservation of natural cosmetics can be a challenge.  Often,  information is obtained from a from a variety of sources and can be watered down, conflicting and cause confusion.  I have always felt that the best way to get the most accurate information is to go straight to the experts themselves – those people that had a direct hand in creating the preservative – those people that have worked closely with the materials.

This free ebook is a compilation of manufacturers data sheets for the most commonly used natural and organic compliant preservatives.  We can not take credit for creating the information in this ebook as that is down to the scientists that work diligently to imagine, formulate, create and test their preservative blends . All these data sheets are freely available on the internet, however, we thought it would be good to have them all in one place.

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The data sheets for the following preservatives:

  • Dermosoft 1388 Eco by Evonik-Straetmans

  • Geogard ECT by Lonza

  • Geogard Ultra by Lonza

  • Iscaguard PFA by ISCA

  • Lexgard Natural by Inolex

  • Spectrastat G2 by Inolex

In addition we have included two papers about weak acids:

  • Article in Journal of Applied Microbiology: Weak-Acid

  • Sorbic Acid and Potassium Sorbate as Cosmetic Preservatives
    by Eastman

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