Preservative Eco

  • Preservative
INCI Preservative Eco [Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerine, Sorbic Acid]
  • Broad spectrum natural preservative
  • Suitable to use in natural, organic and vegan products, ECOCERT and COSMOS approved
  • Provides protection against bacteria, yeast and mold
  • Can be used in O/W, W/O emulsions, anhydrous and water-based products
  • Free from parabens, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol and isothiazolone
Type Natural
Kind Preservative
Also Called
  • Geogard ECT
  • Mikrokill ECT
  • Plantaserv M
Optimal pH 3 to 8
Usage Guidelines 0.6-1.0%
Formulation Stage Cool Down phase
Form Clear straw-yellow liquid
Scent Faint but noticeable almond odour
Solubility Water soluble

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.