Approved by ECOCERT as an acceptable preservative in certified organic formulations under their rules. Please note that the USDA does not certify any preservative to be used in cosmetics.
This preservative is based on a cabbage fermentation from leuconostoc kimchii which has been combined with fermented Cocos nucifera (Coconut) and Lactobacillus to create a broad spectrum form of Leucidal. This version tends to be more effective on fungi, specifically yeast and mold.
Challenge testing using Leucidal Complete has shown that a ratio of 4% in lotions and other highly aquatic formulation, will produce a useful preservative system towards microbial growth. Used in conjunction with our Linatural and or silver citrate, this product will help make a strong preservative system that is based on natural science.
Usage: Use at a ratio of 2-4% of the water content of your formulation. You will need to lower the ratio if used in combination with other preservatives. We recommend using a blend of Linatural with either of the Leucidal’s we carry. If you wish to rely solely on this product as a stand alone, please do consider using the full 4% which is recommended by the manufacture.
Heat stable up to 150 degrees or less. Add at cool down. Water soluble. pH: 3-8
INCI: Leuconostoc (and) lactobacillus (and) cocos nucifera (coconut)