Southern Soapers has the following item in testing phase: Geogard® Ultra is a biocide introduced by Lonza in 2005 to meet the growing demand for alternative cosmetic preservatives. With growing concerns over traditional preservatives such as parabens.
Geogard® Ultra provides a single solution to companies seeking alternatives to traditional preservatives. Geogard® Ultra’s global regulatory acceptance, broad-spectrum activity and multifunctionality means it can be utilized in a wide variety of cosmetic products like shampoos, lotions and skin creams. Unlike traditional cosmetic preservatives, Geogard® Ultra can be used in cosmetic products that are marketed in major markets around the world: Europe, Japan, North America and South America.
Geogard® Ultra helps prevent product spoilage by utilizing less aggressive: “Hurdle Technology.” Instead of a harsh, aggressive approach with bacteria and fungi, Geogard® Ultra primarily functions by creating a more hostile environment within the formulation for microbes to overcome. Potentiators within Geogard® Ultra help create such hurdles, increasing the self-preserving environment of formulations.Geogard® Ultra also provides greater utility with its multifunctional action. Geogard® Ultra not only provides effective protection against product spoilage, but it can also increase the skin moisturizing capacity of the formulation.Preservation
*Naturally Derived Product.
*Broad spectrum protection across pH range of 3.0-6.5, if pH depression occurs, the formulation can be adjusted with citrate or phosphate buffering systems.
*Geogard Ultra is fully compatible with a wide variety of formulation ingredients as well as most types of cationic, nonionic, and anionic systems.
*Geogard Ultra is soluble up to 4% in ambient water and can be dispersed in glycols and alkyl sulphates.
*Improves skin moisture content.
*Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) ingredients.
*Exceptional toxicity profile, long history of use, non-sensitizing and non-irritating.
*No Animal testing, non GMO. Recommended use level: is .75% - 2.0% of total formulation weight, for both rinse off and leave on formulations.Directions: Add to formulation at temps of up to 75°C (167°F) or lower.INCI: Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate. MSDS for Geogard Ultra
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