Preservatives: Geogard Ultra

Geogard Ultra is an interesting broad spectrum preservative in that it contains no parabens or formaldehyde releasers, and it depends upon sodium benzoate – an organic acid – as the main preservative. It comes in a white powder format and the INCI is D-Glucono-1,5-lactone (aka gluconolactone, 70% to 80%) and sodium benzoate (22% to 28%)....

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Preservatives: Liquipar Optima

Liquipar Optima is a liquid, broad spectrum preservative that look at a lot like Liqupar PE at first glance, but when we take a look at the INCI, we can see there’s an difference in the percentages and the inclusion of methylparaben! The INCI is phenoxyethanol (66% to 74%), methylparaben (14% to 16%), isopropylparaben (5% to...

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Preservatives: Liquipar PE

Liquipar PE is like Liquipar oil with some phenoxyethanol thrown in to help with the anti-bacterial properties. The INCI is phenoxyethanol (65% to 70%), isopropylparaben (11% to 13%), isobutylparaben (9% to 11%), and butylparaben (9% to 11%). It is a broad spectrum preservative that will fight bacteria, yeast, molds, and other fungi. It is a...

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Preservatives: Liquipar oil

Liquipar oil is a liquid preservative that’s all about the parabens, with an INCI of isopropylparaben (40%), isobutylparaben (30%), and butylparaben (30%) As we know the parabens are great fungal, yeast, and mould fighters, but often need help in the bacteria fighting department, so the manufacturers (ISP) recommend you add some Germall II (phenoxyethanol) at...

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Second e-book to raise money for my groups – Hair Care Products: Shampoos & Conditioners

Thank you to everyone who bought the e-book, Back to Basics, to help me raise money for my youth groups! I hope you’re enjoying the book, and I’d love to hear your suggestions for future books, including ways I could improve the e-books (like making them a smaller file size – which I’ve done with...

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