Description: Potassium salt of sorbic acid (natural fatty acid). Purity >99%. Kosher FCC grade. In water potassium sorbate releases sorbic acid which is the active agent. Widely used as preservative in foods & cosmetics. White, fine powder, no odor. Easily soluble in cold water.
INCI Name: Potassium sorbate
– Effective preservative active against molds, yeast and aerophile bacteria
– Effectiveness is enhanced further by chelating agents (e.g. EDTA)
– Extends shelf life of personal care products typically to several months
– Effective in a wide pH range of (2 to 6.5)
Use: Typical concentration 0.15-0.3% (if used alone) or 0.1-0.2% (if used in combination with other preservatives). For external use only.
Applications: All kinds of cosmetic products like creams, lotions, shampoos, makeup & sunscreen products.
Country of Origin: USA
Raw material source: Sorbic acid
Manufacture: Potassium sorbate is produced by neutralizing sorbic acid with potassium hydroxide. The precursor sorbic acid is produced in a two-step process via the condensation of crotonaldehyde and ketene.
Animal Testing: Not animal tested
GMO: GMO-free (does not contain plant-derived components)
Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components