preservative eco


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INCI name

Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerine, Sorbic Acid.

What is Preservative Eco?

It is a broad-spectrum, non-paraben, non-formaldehyde and non-isothiazolone preservation system that can be included in natural and organic skin and hair care products and is COSMOS approved.

Its four components, Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerine and Sorbic Acid, are all well accepted in a wide range of personal care products. This novel composition of this antimicrobial blend offers broad spectrum protection in a diverse range of products, against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast and moulds. It is clear liquid with a mild smell.

What are the benefits of using Preservative Eco on your skin?

Ideal for us in base lotions and creams, body butters, lipsticks, liquid and cream makeups and sun care products, it is suitable for use in oil-in-water, water-in-oil and anhydrous (non-water containing) formulas, so it’s compatible with a wide range of skincare and sun care formulations.

What are the benefits of using Preservative Eco on your hair?

Also great for use in shampoos, conditioners and leave in hair products such as gels.

What does Preservative Eco look like?

A clear, colourless mobile liquid which can sometimes have a light, straw colour.

What does Preservative Eco smell like?

A faint, characteristic odour which becomes significantly stronger when the preservative is added as the final ingredient in a product.

How to use Preservative Eco

Always add in the third stage or when ingredients are under 40c, this way, the preservative has a less noticeable odour. This preservative has a naturally strong odour which becomes stronger if the preservative is added as the last ingredient in a product. Because of the high quantity of Benzyl Alcohol in Preservative Eco, and to meet the European Cosmetic Directive standards, the maximum amount used in products should be 1.15%. Suitable for ages 3+.

History and origins of Preservative Eco

Manufactured to be a preservative that offesr broad-spectrum protection against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast, and moulds.

How is Preservative Eco made?

Made from Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerine and Sorbic Acid, all well accepted products in a vast range of cosmetic products.

Is Preservative Eco suitable for vegans?


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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
George Jones
Always excellent service

Love Naturally Balmy, happy customer for many years now

Delayed delivery

Good product but it too so long to be shipped and delivered

Jade Harris
Does the job effectively

I have been formulating for over a year now and completed a diploma in organic skincare formulation. I have been using preservative eco in almost all my emulsions and found it extremely effective if used in the right quantity and within the correct Ph limits. My products have kept very well when stored correctly, without spoiling. However, I also pay attention to sterilizing my workspace, equipment and wear a protective apron and gloves to limit the risks of contamination. All of which are important as-well as the choice of preservative.

Nordia Nelson
Preservative Eco

I'm pleased with the product

Launa Benjamin
Preservative eco

It’s great to use in my body cream.

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