Skincare Crafters ECO
Skincare Crafters ECO natural preservative is a blend of vegetable derived organic acids and organic glycerin. It provides a broad antimicrobial protection for a wide range of cosmetic formulations. Skincare Crafters ECO is paraben-free and it is not an traditional preservative but a multifunctional additive that is effective against bacteria (gram+ and gram-), yeast and mold. The sodium levulinate is derived from sugar cane while sodium anisate is derived from star anise and basil. The efficacy of Skincare Crafters ECO is dependent on a pH level between 4.0 and 5.5, therefore the pH level of the DIY formulation should be adjusted if needed. We recommend the use of citric acid as pH adjuster.
Besides antimicrobial protection, this efficient natural preservative also adds conditioning properties to the formulation and it is certified by Cosmos/Ecocert for use in natural and organic products.
When used according to instructions, with correct pH level and dosage, you can count with an estimated shelf life of one year for your DIY skincare product. It is important to note that the effect of the preservation is also dependent on other factors such as the type of formulation, which other ingredients are present, how they react to each other and how stable the emulsion is. Also, how the product is kept and exposed to microorganisms will affect its shelf life.
For use in emulsions like creams, lotions and body butters containing water, we highly recommend the combination with Skincare Crafters MULS emulsifier, which will work synergistically with Skincare Crafters ECO, boosting its antimicrobial efficacy and improving performance.
Skincare Crafters ECO can be used in several types of DIY formulations including surfactant/tensid based products like shampoos, shower gels and liquid soaps.
- Certified natural preservative for skincare
- Free from parabens and other traditional preservatives
- INCI: Glycerin*; Aqua; Sodium Levulinate; Sodium Anisate (* organic ingredient)
- Recommended dosage: 2% - 4%
- Appearance: Light yellow liquid
Directions: Directions: Use 2% - 4% of total formulation. Add to the water phase. Check pH of formulation and adjust to
4.0 - 5.5.
Shipping carrierSweden, Finland: Postnord
Shipping ratesSweden: SEK 49 kr (Free shipping over 700 SEK)
Finland: between approx. EUR 6,8 € to EUR 12,50 € (based on weight)
International: approx. EUR 12,50 €
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*Orders from outside EU (Norway and Åland Islands) will have 25% from total order value removed at checkout related to VAT.
Delivery timeSweden: 1-3 working days
International: 3-5 working days
Returns within 14 days of receiving the item(s).
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