What preservatives are in Essentiel Moisture and why are they included in your formula?
All skincare products containing aqueous/liquid materials require a preservative system to maintain freshness and avoid serious health risks. Essentiel Moisture is free of parabens, formaldehyde, ethoxylated ingredients and other synthetic preservatives that are known toxins and can irritate the skin. In order to extend the shelf life past a few days, and to uphold the integrity (and safety) of our product, we include food-grade citric acid and potassium sorbate – two preservatives commonly used in natural foods and skincare. The antibacterial properties of Honeysuckle Extract (both Lonicera caprifolium and Lonicera japonica) further protect Essentiel from harmful bacteria, microbes and mold growth.
Our preservatives are not only safe, but may also provide added benefits to your skin.