INCI ADOPTED NAME
Caprylhydroxamic Acid (and) Propanediol
Zeastat is a blend of multifunctional ingredients that allows formulators to use hurdle technology to create self-preserving formulations. As opposed to traditional methods of preservation, hurdle technology is a formulation approach whereby combinations of ingredients and other aspects of formulation are used along with good manufacturing principles. Zeastat includes caprylhydroxamic acid (CHA), a chelating agent, and medium spreading emollient that also has antimicrobial properties.
By using Zeastat in the practice of hurdle technology, formulations that pass challenge tests can be created without the inclusion of traditional preservatives such as for example, parabens, isothiazolinones, and formaldehyde donors. These traditional preservatives are currently seen as undesirable by consumers. A special benefit of Zeastat is that it performs superbly at neutral pH, a state where many other alternative preservation systems are ineffective.