Preservatives & Emulsifier

Bacteria,fungi and other microbes easily contaminate cosmetic products especially natural products, which contain water, oils, peptides and carbohydrate.
There are many proven, natural ingredients – preservatives. These preservatives should function against anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties.
Your Product should last at least 6 Month.

Natural preservatives:

  • Vitamin E oil
  • Tea tree oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Olive oil
  • Red raspberry seed oil
  • Green teaoil
  • Rosemary oil
  • Clove oil
  • Thyme oil
  • Cinnamon oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Grape seed oil
  • Lactic Acid
  • Coconutoil
  • Grapefruit Seed extract
  • Neem seed oil
  • Vitamin C

You should minimize contamination by using dispensing bottles instead open mouth jars. If you are using old containers, be sure to sterilize and dry them completely before reusing. You can sterilize them by placing them in a pot of boiling water for 10-20 minutes. Avoid direct sunlight and UV rays, oxygen and heat. It’s also a good idea to keep natural skin care products refrigerated or in a cool dark cupboard or drawer.
Aubrey Organics uses a mixture of grapefruit-seed extract and vitamins A, C and E, which inhibit micro-bacterial growth with a shelf life of 18 months to 3 years.
Many of our Ingredients are already preservatives used with many health benefits.

Emulsifier

Emulsifiers are compounds that blend practically unmixable substances that are water and oil.
A choice of proper emulsifier depends on its structure because we differentiate two ways of preparing emulsions.

Water in oil (W/O) – it has oiling properties: it is especially recommended for dry skin.
Oil in water (O/W) – light, mild emulsion which is absorbed well by the skin; it is recommended for every types of skin, especially sensitive one.

 

Natural/ Organic

Beeswax
Candelilla
Carnauba
Cetearyl alcohol
Cetearyl wheat bran glycosides
Cetearyl wheat straw glycosides
Decylglucoside
Jojoba
Lecithin
Quince seed
Rice bran wax
Sucrose cocoate
Vegetable glycerin
Xanthan gum
Karaya gum
Acacia (Gum Arabic)
Tragacanth
Guar
Carrageenan
Alginates