Cosmetic Preservatives

Ecocert / COSMOS approved

Ecocert preservativesCosmetic preservatives allowed by Ecocert and COSMOS are considered more skin friendly than some traditional preservatives. Most are naturally occurring in botanicals and so are considered by the certifying bodies to be suitable for products marketed as natural.


According to the latest Ecocert and COSMOS standards the following preservatives are allowed in cosmetic products certified as Natural and Organic:

Ecocert / COSMOS Compliant Cosmetic Preservatives
Preservative Ecocert / COSMOS compliant
Benzoic acid and its salts Yes
Benzyl alcohol Yes
Dehydroacetic acid and its salts Yes
Salicylic acid and its salts Yes
Sorbic acid and its salts Yes

 

Ecocert compliant preservatives


Iscaguard BSB
INCI: Benzyl alcohol, Benzoic acid, Sorbic acid

Iscaguard BOA
INCI: Benzyl alcohol, Dehydroacetic acid, Benzoic acid, Sorbic acid

Iscaguard BA
INCI: Benzyl alcohol

Aquaguard NK12
INCI: Aqua, Sodium benzoate, Potassium sorbate

Aquaguard 9093
INCI: Aqua, Sodium benzoate, Sodium dehydroacetate

Aquaguard 9088
INCI: Benzyl alcohol, Dehydroacetic acid, Aqua



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