Saskine™ | Alternative Preservation

Alternative preservation strategies are increasingly important as traditional preservatives face stricter regulations and consumer’s demand grows for clean ingredients. Multifunctional ingredients including caprylyl glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, and ethylhexylglycerin are critical tools for cosmetic formulators pursuing alternative preservation strategies.

United States Food & Drug Administration European cosmetic ingredient database (Cosing) Korea Cosmetic Regulation Framework China National Medical Products Administration Japan Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification

Korea Cosmetic Regulation Framework – https://www.mfds.go.kr/eng/brd/m_28/down.do?brd_id=eng0006&seq=71481&data_tp=A&file_seq=1

United States Food & Drug Administration – https://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/cosmetics-laws-regulations/prohibited-restricted-ingredients-cosmetics

European cosmetic ingredient database (Cosing) – https://data.europa.eu/data/datasets/cosmetic-ingredient-database-list-of-preservatives-allowed-in-cosmetic-products?locale=en

China National Medical Products Administration – http://english.nmpa.gov.cn/cosmetics.html

Japan Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification – https://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/dl/cosmetics.pdf

When choosing between multifunctional ingredients such as caprylyl glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, and ethylhexylglycerin, formulators should take many factors into consideration including pH, water activity, solubility, and compatibility. These ingredients often need to be used in combination with other ingredients in order to provide broad spectrum anti-microbial performance.

For more information on SACHEM’s high purity ethylhexylglycerin, please look to the links below: Saskine™ 50 is ethyhexyglycerin, click to find out more.

Saskine™ 50N is ethylhexylglyerin with narigenin, click to find out more.

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