Preservatives are necessary to make sure that skincare stays at its most effective in different environments, and prevents the growth of microorganisms. We have kept them to a minimum, whilst making sure that we preserve the efficacy of our product and ensuring that furry bacteria doesn’t grow in our lovely mask.
Benzyl Alcohol: An alcohol permitted by the FDA to be used in concentrations up to 5% in skincare, we use 0.50%. It’s one of the least sensitizing preservatives in use. It can pose a risk of sensitivity when used in high amounts but is considered safe in cosmetics. Can be of synthetic or natural origin from plants, fruits and essential oils such as jasmine and ylang-ylang.
Phenoxyethanol: An alcohol evaluated by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review, can be used up to 5% in skincare, we use less than 1 %. Lots of natural brands use this in their formula as it is considered very safe, it is naturally occurring in green tea!
Dehydroacetic Acid: Considered a safe preservative, the EU Cosmetics Directive permits usage of up to 6%, our formula uses 0.01%.