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Preservatives Table. Broad spectrum preservation at pH 6 or lower. Not suitable for anhydrous products. Effective in anionic, cationic, and non-ionic environments. Good surfactant compatibility. Low water solubility.

Broad spectrum. High levels of ethoxylated surfactants can reduce efficacy. Manufacturer lists lip products as a possible application. Almond-like aroma. Due to salicylic acid content EU use for children under 3 is not allowed. Sodium benzoate works against bacteria and fungi. Gluconolactone is a chelator and antioxidant. Add to cool down before adding fragrance. Approved for rinse-off products in the EU. Cationic, anionic, and non-ionic compatible.

Surfactant compatible. Naticide, Plantaserv Q Parfum 0. Water up to 0. Vanilla-like scent. Both components are weak against fungus. Sorbic acid offers protection against yeast, fungus, and mold.

Can thin emulsions. Good choice for harder to preserve formulations, lower concentrations can be effective. Can be used in surfactant systems and with some levels of ethoxylated compounds. See fact sheet for more information. Phenoxyethanol Phenoxyethanol 0. Not broad spectrum. Faint rose scent, inactivated by highly ethoxylated compounds. Mostly effective against gram negative bacteria, weak against yeast and mold. Potassium Sorbate Potassium Sorbate 0.

Active against mold, ok against yeast, poor against most bacteria. Can oxidize, so include an antioxidant. Can yellow from UV exposure Gluconolactone can prevent this.

Very pH dependent, inactivated by non-ionics. Mostly anti-fungal with some anti-bacterial action. Pin It on Pinterest. Anionics may cause discolouration. Said to be water soluble, though some have reported challenges with it in entirely hydrous products.

Can cause pH to drift downwards. Phenoxyethanol is mostly effective against gram negative bacteria, while Caprylyl Glycol boosts efficacy and can offer some protection against bacteria. Phenoxyethanol and Methylparaben and Ethylparaben and Butylparaben and Propylparaben and Isobutylparaben. More effective at lower pH values, most active at pH 3.


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