Preservation in cosmetics

BOOSTING PRESERVATIVE PERFORMANCE

The challenges of preservation in cosmetics

Consumers are increasingly demanding for healthier and more sustainable products. The importance of green claims is rising, and this market trend is also affecting preservatives as core ingredients of cosmetic formulations.

 

Established preservatives are more and more regulated and some are increasingly under public scrutiny. The concentration levels of synthetic preservatives are reduced, and a switch to natural alternatives often means a loss of performance. Last but not least, there’s a limited choice of preservatives to obtain COSMOS or NaTrue labels.

Boosting the performance of preservatives

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There is a simple solution: Preservative boosters. They reduce the amount needed for safe preservation by making them more effective, increasing formulation freedom.

Our preservation booster portfolio offers a range of solutions for varying formulation needs. Which one is your perfect match?

Preservation booster portfolio

  • Velsan Flex

    Velsan Flex is a multifunctional preservation booster. Thanks to its high water solubility and Renewable Carbon Index (RCI) of 93%, the award-winning Velsan Flex meets the rapidly evolving challenges of international personal care markets by allowing formulators to reduce preservative load together with a broad formulation flexibility. This ingredient also has powerful solubilization properties, tunirng into a perfect solution for natural formulations. more

  • Velsan CGE

    Velsan CGE is a broad spectrum preservation booster with a Renewable Carbon Index (RCI) of 100%, ideal to boost preservation in natural formulations. Due to its versatility it acts as emollient spreading easily and providing less greasy, lighter emulsions. In addition, it also acts as deo active in natural deodorants. more

  • Velsan EHG

    Velsan EHG is a multifunctional ingredient that can be used in a broad range of cosmetic applications. It is a skin care additive acting as an emollient, an active in deodorants and in general a preservative booster. Velsan® EHG is a medium spreading emollient. It improves the refatting properties and extends the smooth skin feel of cosmetic formulations. more

  • Velsan SC

    Velsan SC is a 100% natural multifunctional ingredient. It acts as a preservation booster offering the possibility to lower the amount of preservatives used, yet keeping cosmetics safe. At the same time Velsan SC acts as an emollient and/or emulsifierd epending on the formulation. It can minimize 2 or 3 different ingredients due to its multifucntional properties. more

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