Essentially preservatives are designed to kill living organisms like bacteria, moulds and yeast. Therefore preservatives are used in face and body products to prevent your product from becoming contaminated by bacteria and microbes.

When used in general household cleaning products the preservatives usually have higher levels of toxicity than those diluted down to be safely used in leave-on cosmetic products.  There are hundreds if not thousands of preservatives to choose from.  When formulating you need to ensure you are selecting the right preservative for the right application. Here at Live In Spirit we have a selection of Natural and Synthetic formulations to suit applications for sensitive, mild and normal skin types.


Germall Plus Liquid Preservative

Germall Plus Recommended Applications: Sun Care, Body & Face Care, Shampoos and Hair Gels. Benefits: Broad spectrum preservative, INCI name: Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate. It's a broad spectrum, water soluble preservative for Oil in Water, Water in Oil and water based formulations. Liquid Germall Plus is effective at very low concentrations, has no known inactivators and is compatible with most cosmetic ingredients.