INCI Name: P Anisic Acid
Benefits: Antimicrobial, odour-masking, skin softening.
Applications: Naturally derived preservative system, fragrance, skin conditioning.
Origin: Plant (basil)
Solubility: Water Soluble.
Use Level: 0.05–0.3% and at pH of between 4.5–5.5. Add to the water phase and heat to around 80C to fully dissolve the powder. Pre Dissolving with Glycerine can also help ensure that the acid is solubilised.
General Information: P anisic acid is a multifunctional cosmetic ingredient that can aid in odour masking and product preservation. It is suitable for both rinse-off and leave-on cosmetic products and is effective at a low level. Anti-microbially tests have found it to have a broad spectrulm activity with particular efficacy against mould. However, in order to get the best results most formulations will require a second preservative to boost efficacy, especially where the free water levels are high. It is also worth noting that p-anisic acid will not work at pH above 5.5.
Formulating Tip: This ingredient works really well with the glyceryl caprylate to give broad-spectrum protection.
Note: The only way to be sure that your preservative system is working in your product is to carry out micro testing. While we are happy to pass on information and make theoretical recommendations of how to get the best out of our ingredients we can make no guarantees without this testing. There are two levels of test that a microbiological lab will do - one is a micro count which gives you a 'moment in time' look at the cleanliness of your formula and may also characterise the microbes present. The second is a Preservative Efficacy Test or PET. This is highly recommended as it tests how your product performs over time when it is challenged by microbes. You are legally required to market and sell products that are safe and microbial stability is an important part of that.
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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