Why does skincare need a preservative?

What keeps your skincare safe? Yes, you guessed it a preservative.

Any formulation that contains water has to either contain a preservative, or be refrigerated and used within 3-4 days. The preservative prevents contamination and microbial growth. A contaminated product can cause skin and eye infections and even serious health problems. And, we can’t have that!

Sadly, there are no natural alternatives to synthetic preservatives. 

The highly respected US suppliers of natural ingredients, From Nature with Love and Natural Sourcing, sums it up:

“Are there any natural preservatives? Not really. Natural substances that show antimicrobial activity are either not adequate for broad-spectrum protection or they have undesirable qualities. Most natural substances are not active against the most threatening microbes, pseudomonads. Others, such as essential oils, require very high concentrations to be effective. Some have offensive odours or colours that would be unacceptable in skin care products. Many become inactivated in the manufacturing process. So a natural preservative is not really an option.”

We protect your skin the best way we can, with the help of Liquid Germall Plus. It is a paraben free preservative composed of Diazolidinyl Urea, 3-Iodo-2-propylbutylcarbamate, and less than 1% Propylene Glycol.

Liquid Germall Plus has two very important benefits; it provides for complete, broad-spectrum preservation against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, yeast, mould and fungi and it is effective in very low amounts. By way of example, the amount of Germall Plus in our C Moisturiser is 0.3% or just 0.6 of a gram.

HydroSkin extensively researchers and ethically sources every ingredient that goes into our skincare.

We love your skin!

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