Protect against bacteria, yeast, and mold with plant-based ingredients
Product preservation has been profoundly impacted by the wellness movement and resulting consumer ingredient concerns. Today, consumer-accepted traditional preservation options are limited. In parallel, the global naturals movement continues to heighten consumer interest in natural or biobased ingredients. This additional consumer interest limits the field of options even further, as many preferred traditional preservatives used in the cosmetics industry, such as Phenoxyethanol or Sodium Benzoate, are 100% petro-derived. The most prevalent alternative options used today either as standalone or preservation boosting options, including Caprylyl Glycol or Ethylhexylglycerin, are also 100% petro-derived. As effective preservation is incredibly important in formulation, new innovations need to deliver broad spectrum antimicrobial control and originate from natural sources to truly meet consumer expectations.
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Spectrastat™Versatile Broad Spectrum Preservation System
- Protect against bacteria, yeast, and mold
- Pass industry standard tests at wide pH range
- Alternative to traditional preservatives
- Widely used in the market
Spectrastat™ PHLWater Soluble, Non-Irritating Complete Preservation System
- Cold processable
- Non-irritating to skin
- Broad spectrum performance, pass industry standard-tests
- Natural-derived, 66% biobased content
Preserving with the Help of Multifunctionals
Michael J. Fevola, PhD, Vice President R&D and Product Stewardship at INOLEX, joins other industry experts in this look at modern alternative approaches to preservation with the help of multifunctional ingredients.
The Science Behind Biodegradability
The concept of biodegradability isn't black and white. The testing is nuanced and making claims can be tricky. Learn more about why biodegradability is so important and how it can impact your formulas.