This preservative is chemically similar to our Plantaserv D but it has been produced using a slightly different process which allows it to be used in some certified organic formulations unlike the Plantaserv D. The certifying bodies that have approved this preservative are the OFC, COSMOS and Ecocert.
Origin: Plant based.
Heat Stability: Relatively good can be added into your product at temperatures up to 80C
Dose Rate: 4% is the maximum amount that can be used. 3-4% is a typical addition rate.
pH range: 4.5-5.5 is ideal but we have had success with products that have pH ranges slightly outside of this (3-6). Always be sure to run Preservative Efficacy Testing before settling on your formulation.
Microbes Targeted: Broad-Spectrum (Bacteria, Yeast and Mould). Like many natural preservatives, this is slower to act than some of our synthetic options and as such could become overwhelmed in more challenging environments when used as the stand-alone preservative.
We recommend an evidence-based approach to optimising your product's preservation strategy and as such advise undertaking stability and micro testing to inform your formulating decisions in this area.
Our Preservative Master Data Sheet available at the top of this section showcases this preservative vs others that we have on offer allowing you to compare features and work out what is best for your needs. The only way that anyone can know if a particular preservative is working in your formula is to run tests and we recommend the Preservative Efficacy Test to give you this data. Preservative Efficacy Testing is quite expensive but it will enable you to fulfil your requirements of placing safe cosmetics onto the market.
Please note: This product may come with less than a 9 month shelf life. If used within the specified shelf life, it will not affect the preservative efficacy in a product.
New Directions Australia Pty Ltd. does not supply food grade raw materials and therefore cannot waive GST.
Prior to use: Customers should always refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet / Specification Sheet OR the ingredients label as affixed to each product which are current at the time of supply of the product.
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