Q&A: Germall Plus new regulations? Nooooo! Information on how the SCCS in the EU has altered their threshold for free formaldehyde

In this month’s Q&A, Anca shared, Germall Plus New Regulations. Noooooo! I just learned about new regulations by the Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) for formaldehyde releasing preservatives. According to them, the substances affected are: Diazolidinyl Urea; Dimethyl Oxazolidine; DMDM Hydantoin; 7-Ethylbicyclooxazolidine; Hexetidine; Imidazolidinyl Urea; Methenamine and Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinatethat. They now mandate that any product...

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Honeycomb’s Big! vanilla, honey & ginger gentle foaming hand cleanser (part two) – choosing our preservatives

Welcome back to this short series on making Honeycomb’s Big! vanilla, honey & ginger gentle foaming hand cleanser with Plantapon® SF and Lamesoft® PO 65 along with all kinds of hydrosols, botanical extracts, and humectants. You can find part one of this series by clicking here now! INSERT Let’s look at preservatives and such! In...

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Q&A: Aloe vera extract or concentrated powder? Why isn’t Jeecide CAP-5 soluble in highly aqueous systems?

As you might have noticed from the pinned posts section of the blog, there’s a question and answer post there for $5 and $10 subscribers to ask questions to which I promise replies. These are a few from this month… Aloe vera extract or re-constituted Aloe vera powder? In this month’s Q&A, Susan asked, Hi...

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#alltheingredients: dermosoft® 1388 eco (INCI: Glycerin, aqua, sodium Levulinate, sodium anisate) – preservative

dermosoft® 1388 eco (INCI: Glycerin, aqua, sodium Levulinate, sodium anisate) is a non-traditional, COSMOS and ECOCERT approved, non-broad spectrum preservative from Evonik/Dr Straetmans that can be used in aqueous products, surfactant based products, and emulsions, like lotions, hair conditioners, body butters, creams, and facial moisturizers. It contains 30% to 50% glycerin, 25% to 35% water,...

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#alltheingredients: Geogard® 221 (INCI: Dehydroacetic Acid (and) Benzyl Alcohol (and) Water)

GEOGARD® 221 (INCI: Dehydroacetic Acid (and) Benzyl Alcohol (and) Water) is a sorta naturally compliant preservative that works as a broad-spectrum preservative in emulsions, like lotions, creams, body butters, facial moisturizers, and hair conditioners; anhydrous products, like whipped butters or lotion bars*; aqueous products (water only), like toners. Lonza, the company that manufactures this preservative, claims it compares favourably...

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