…The main problem…they really blow the viscosity of most emulsion…
Ugh… that seems to be a common issue with several alternative preservatives. Thanks for sharing.
Regarding ‘synthetic’ vs.’natural’ phenoxyethanol by Tyger: CAS # for both is the same = both are phenoxyethanol. Dunno why they are allowed to rename the chemical name of one into ‘natural phenoxyethanol’. What do they mean by that? They further claim: ‘The natural version of phenoxyethanol can be used in products in
order to boast the fully natural status of the product as opposed to
containing synthetic chemicals.’ WTF…
They even have a ‘natural’ caprylhydroxamic acid, ‘natural’ ethanesulfonic acid’, and ‘natural’ carbon dioxide. Somebody shoot me, PLEASE!
Usually, synthetic products (100% or at least most of their carbon skeletton) which are made from renewable resources instead of petroleum are termed bio-… like HERE
= may or may not occur in nature. Whereas the term ‘natural’ commonly refers to ‘isolated as is from renewable feedstock’ = obviously does occur in nature. Products which do exist in nature but were synthesised from whatever (petroleum and/or renewable feedstock) are termed ‘natural identical’. I know, this is not an official standard nomenclature but is accepted on a broad basis. Some simply do like to fight over what ‘natural’ means and where it starts or ends. That’s why one should use terms like ‘renewable feedstock’ instead.