|INCI||Preservative Eco [Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerine, Sorbic Acid]|
|Optimal pH||3 to 8|
|Formulation Stage||Cool Down phase|
|Form||Clear straw-yellow liquid|
|Scent||Faint but noticeable almond odour|
What is Preservative Eco
Preservative Eco is a natural broad spectrum preservative that’s suitable for organic and natural products, as well as ECOCERT and COSMOS approved. A blend of benzyl alcohol, salicylic acid, glycerin and sorbic acid, it’s effective against bacteria, yeast, fungi and mold. Preservative Eco is suitable for a wide range of products including creams, lotions, body butters, cleansers and toners, operating in both a wide range of pH and anhydrous products. Preservative Eco is paraben-free, formaldehyde-free, phenoxyethanol-free and vegan.
How to use Preservative Eco
Preservative Eco is a standout choice for natural cosmetics as not only is it ECOCERT and COSMOS approved, but it doesn’t include phenoxyethanol. It is not recommended for fragrance free formulations however, as it has a distinctive almond odour due to the benzyl alcohol that can overpower a product. Preservative Eco should not be used in children’s products, as it contains salicylic acid that isn’t suitable for leave-on products for children under the age of 7. It is also not suitable for use in emulsions with clays or insoluble powders.