Preservative in this particular product? - Cosmetic Science Talk

Preservative in this particular product?

Can someone explain to me how this product is preserved?


The ingredients from the manufacturer's website (above link) are: Organic Anthemis nobilis (Chamomile) flower, Organic Euterpe oleracea (acai) berry, Organic rubus fruticosus (blackberry), Organic rosa canina (rosehips), Organic punica granatum (pomegranate), Organic Fair Trade Certified™ rooibos, sodium cocoyl isethionate (from coconut), glyceryl stearate se (vegetable), Organic virgin cocos nucifera (coconut oil), stearyl dihydroxypropyldimomium oligosaccharides (from sugar), vegetable glycerin, glyceryl oleate (fatty acid), decyl glucoside (sugar soap), disodium cocoglucoside citrate (from coconut), phenethyl alcohol (fatty alcohol), glyceryl caprylate (vegetable fatty acid), sodium lauroyl lactylate (lactic acid salt), hydrolyzed jojoba esters, sclerotium gum (sugar gum), jojoba esters, Organic agania spinosa (argan oil) , Organic Fair Trade Certified™ olea europea (olive) oil, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) seed oil, Organic curcubita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil, ubiquinone (CoQ10) , argania spinosa (argan) stem cells, glycerophosphoinositol lysine (from sunflower).

Thanks in advance!
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Comments

  • Phenethyl Alcohol is the preservative.
    Chemist/Microbiologist formulating in the Organic & Naturals arena under ECOCert/Natural Products Assn/Whole Foods/National Organic Program guidelines focused skincare & haircare products. 

    Provides Formulation Development and Lab-Scale Contract Manufacturing Services.  See website for details www.desertinbloomcosmeticslab.com

  • Ah, thank you Mark! 
    - If you're not the lead dog, the view never changes -
  • The only thing is that PEA smells of roses.
  • Schuelke & Mayr have a couple of products ... Sensiva PA 30 and Sensiva PA 40 that use Phenylpropanol instead of Phenethyl Alcohol to cut down on the rose scent if you find it objectionable.
    Chemist/Microbiologist formulating in the Organic & Naturals arena under ECOCert/Natural Products Assn/Whole Foods/National Organic Program guidelines focused skincare & haircare products. 

    Provides Formulation Development and Lab-Scale Contract Manufacturing Services.  See website for details www.desertinbloomcosmeticslab.com

  • Is sensiva PA 40 acting as a preservative or as a preservative booster?
  • The glyceryl caprylate serves as a preservative booster as well. While I am unsure if they have done it purposefully with Aw measurements, I would wager that the free water is very low. At a glimpse, it looks anhydrous, but I would guess that you could have some water in the surfactants.
    markfuller@microformulation.com Microformulation.com Microformulation Cosmetic Consulting provides Custom Formulations for both large Commercial accounts as well as smaller entrepreneurs. We can provide Naturally compliant Formulations under the NSF, NPA, Whole Foods and USDA Organic Certifications.
  • It looks like Lexgard GCP from Inolex ( Inci: Phenethyl Alcohol (and) Glyceryl Caprylate)
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