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  • naturally perceived preservative for higher pH

    Posted by Sarah on April 6, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Hi Everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone had any advice regarding a preservative which can be used at a slightly higher pH? I am formulating a range of dog washes and conditioners - I am of the understanding that the dogs skin requires products which are slightly alkaline - hence I need a preservative to fit the bill.
    The customer is wanting the range to meet ECOCERT standards so that rules out DMDM hydantion, parabens etc… All of the preservatives I usually use are most effective at a lower pH (for humans) so I am a bit stuck.
    Any advice would be gratefully received
    Sarah replied 9 years, 7 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • MakingSkincare

    April 6, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Sarah, details of 27 preservatives here - http://makingskincare.com/preservatives/.  

    If you scroll down to near the bottom you will see a reviews of “Natural” and Ecocert preservatives along with the pH ranges.  
  • cherri

    April 7, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    try using plantservative wsr high ph - ask essential ingredients

  • Sarah

    April 10, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks guys :) 

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