Mould on moisturizer
Hello, I am not a formulator but learned a lot from this website and makingskincare, thank you all in advance! I was studying the ingredients of a product that I have not purchased but I was personally satisfied with the brand’s other products. No other product and the moisturizers I used had any such comments, but this particular product that I’m giving the ingredient list below had a few comments about mould growing rapidly after 1 week of opening the jar, both visibly dark green and smelly. However, after searching sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate on both websites, I could not understand why, since the preservative combo seems effective in theory. I acknowledge the open jar form to be contributing and “clean/natural beauty” ingredients functioning as bug food, but this product strikes me for spoiling even though they use the same preservative combo in their other hydrous products. Any ideas? Supposing there was no other factor such as contamination during the production, storing, or shipping, is this a preservative you would prefer with such ingredients?
Aqua, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Persea Gratissima Oil, Squalane, Stearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hyaluronic Acid, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Panthenol, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Lecithin, Helichrysum Italicum Flower Oil, Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate
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