Aloe Vera Juice & EU Regulations

I just want to ask if you are using Aloe Vera Juice and no water in a formulation, do you need the preservative (microbiological) efficacy testing (PET) or just the standard cosmetic product safety report (CPSR)?

Is Aloe Vera juice not classified into the same category as water?


  • Preservatives are necessary here as Aloe vera is from natural source.
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    Aloe Vera Juice is mostly water.
  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    There's a very simple rule - if you are selling something commercially, you ALWAYS need to have a PET run. No exceptions.
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  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    As Perry stated, Aloe has a high water content. It in and of itself must be preserved and any product using Aloe Vera must have a broad spectrum preservative. 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. BS.Pharm Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University.
  • Thanks for all the contributions - much appreciated.

    HAPPY 2016!!!
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