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Mastering the Art of Preservative Free Formulating

Alternative preservation and free-from concepts were at the forefront of many innovations introduced during in-cosmetics Global and NYSCC Suppliers’ Day this year.

There was also a distinct trend by major retailers such as Target, Walmart, CVS and Whole Foods who have issued statements in regards to removing unsafe ingredients such as parabens.
“Alternative preservation is an important topic,” said Fana Makonnen, manager, global marketing at INOLEX. The company is pushing for safe preservation in beauty care and has been working with different ranges. Two patented ranges include diol, which are individual ingredient alternatives and diol blends, which are already pre-made blended alternatives. The ingredients INOLEX develops are all compliant to the statements issued by the major retailers and are available to be sold safely.

INOLEX is pleased to announce the launch of Spectrastat G2-N, a patented, high-performing biostatic system containing CHA, a novel chelating agent and organic acid that works at a wide range of pH. Spectrastat G2-N is a blend of multifunctional ingredients that allows formulators to use hurdle technology to create self-preserving formulations.

Spectrastat G2-N is acceptable for use in organic personal care products under NSF/ANSI 3052012 and it is the newest addition to a range of Alternative Preservation systems INOLEX first started to launch in 2007.

Spectrastat G2-N additional benefits include:

  • High performing – even at natural pH
  • Broad spectrum
  • All natural
  • Paraben-free claim
  • TGA approved
  • Target dosage of 1%

“Traditional preservatives are currently seen as undesirable by consumers” says Rocco Burgo Chief Scientist and head of Research and Development at INOLEX. “With Spectrastat G2-N in the practice of hurdle technology, formulations that pass challenge tests can be created without the inclusion of traditional preservatives such as, parabens, isothiazolinones, and formaldehyde donors.”“Increased scrutiny by consumers of their Beauty Care products has led to a demand by cosmetics formulators for ingredients that are certified safe,” says Fana Makonnen, Global Marketing Manager at INOLEX.” We are pleased to provide additional Alternative Preservation options for the Beauty and Personal Care industry to meet these demands.”

“Increased scrutiny by consumers of their Beauty Care products has led to a demand by cosmetics formulators for ingredients that are certified safe,” says Fana Makonnen, Global Marketing Manager at INOLEX.” We are pleased to provide additional Alternative Preservation options for the Beauty and Personal Care industry to meet these demands.”Spectrastat™ is Inolex’s complete system for paraben-free and phenoxyethanol-free cosmetic and personal care products. Spectrastat™ contains no biocides or typical preservatives. Instead it uses multifunctional agents that have excellent efficacy as biostatic and fungistatic agents. It can be used as an alternative to traditional preservative blends that are seen as undesirable by the consumer. A special benefit of Spectrastat™ is that it performs superbly at neutral pH, a state where many other fungistatic materials are ineffective. Spectrastat™ is also approved by the TGA for topical applications.

Spectrastat™ is Inolex’s complete system for paraben-free and phenoxyethanol-free cosmetic and personal care products. Spectrastat™ contains no biocides or typical preservatives. Instead, it uses multifunctional agents that have excellent efficacy as biostatic and fungistatic agents. It can be used as an alternative to traditional preservative blends that are seen as undesirable by the consumer. A special benefit of Spectrastat™ is that it performs superbly at neutral pH, a state where many other fungistatic materials are ineffective. Spectrastat™ is also approved by the TGA for topical applications.