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Potassium Sorbate

Potassium Sorbate

What-it-does: preservative


It's one of those things that help your cosmetics not to go wrong too soon, aka a preservative. It’s not a strong one and doesn’t really work against bacteria, but more against mold and yeast. To do that it has to break down to its active form, sorbic acid. For that to happen, there has to be water in the product and the right pH value (pH 3-4). 

But even if everything is right, it’s not enough on its own. If you see potassium sorbate you should see some other preservative next to it too.

BTW, it’s also a food preservative and even has an E number, E202.

Products with Potassium Sorbate

Balea Wonderful Repair Übernacht Aufbaufluid Kruidvat Bodylotion Sensitive Almond Oil SORBET Salon Skin Specialist Care 3-In-1 Micellar Cleansing Water Aura Cacia Rose Hydrosol Bacc Serum Facial Reparador Baselift Vitamin C And Hyaluronic Acid Serum Clearasil Daily Clear Deep Cleansing Pads Dr. C. Tuna Rose Water Missha Ultra Powerproof Liquid Eyeliner Nacomi Hydrolate Aloe Water Najel Damascus Rose Hydrolate Vivier Ulimage Amara Beauty Aloe Vera Gel Apsara Skin Care Rose Dew Natural Facial Toner Bleu & Marine Bretania Aloe Vera Gel 100% Natural Dr Botanicals CBD 5% Rapid Rescue Face Serum Ecooking Wet Wipes Forever Aloe Ever-Shield Deodorant Stick Innersense Hair Love Prep Spray LUE by Jean Seo Balance Hydrating & Calming Serum Nars Orgasm Illuminating Loose Powder Natur sense Aloe Vera Gel Shea Terra Organics Rose Hip Beauty Water Tiege Hanley Pm—Bedtime Facial Moisturizer Wonder Balm Wonderbalm Original Skin Lip And Nail Balm! artnaturals Aloe Vera Gel B.O.T Aloe Vera 99% Be Minimalist L-Ascorbic Acid 90% + E + F Powder CHOSEN by Dermatology Blue Block Pm Serum Cellular Skincare Cellular Gold Collagen Mask Clean Skin club Pineapple Glow Mist Clean Skin club Pineapple Glow Mist Kapiva Aloevera Gel Kinfield Sunday Spray KräuterhoF Aloe Vera Pflege- Und Fitness Gel Lily Lolo Makeup Mist Lily Lolo Makeup Mist Lué Balance MV Organic Skincare Rose Hydrating Mist Pacifica Crystal Melon Makeup Removing Wipes Sky Organics Organic Aloe Vera Gel Sylk Personal Lubricant TESSA Vitamin C Mist Thursday Plantation Aloe Vera Gel Valjean Labs Renew Collagen + Fruit Enzymes Sleeping Mask WOW skin science Aloe Vera Gel Zoë Ayla After Sun Skin Moisturizing Aloe Mist pure paw paw Ointment Treatment (2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide) Acure Brightening Vitamin C Superfine Mist