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  • Performance of Totarol™ as Preservative of O/W Emulsions?

    Posted by Spadirect on February 1, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Is Totarol™ (INCI: Totarol by Mende Biotech) an effective preservative of O/W emulsion skin products?

    What are the pros and cons of using Totarol™ as a preservative?

    What could/might you combine with Totarol™ to give a preservative system of an O/W emulsion (pH 5.5 - 6.5) complete broad spectrum protection?

    I would greatly appreciate any suggestions, comments, and discussion about Totarol™ as a preservative whether you have direct experience with this product or not.


    markbroussard replied 5 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • markbroussard

    February 1, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    I would caution you against using Totarol as a solo preservative.  The biggest issue would be very limited number of suppliers and cost relative to other preservatives that perform equally well.  I personally view Totarol as more of an acne active ingredient than as a preservative.  But, if you are formulating for acne, by all means.

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