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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 Baselift Vitamin C And Hyaluronic Acid Serum Clearasil Daily Clear Deep Cleansing Pads Dr. C. Tuna Rose Water Missha Ultra Powerproof Liquid Eyeliner 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 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! B.O.T Aloe Vera 99% Be Minimalist L-Ascorbic Acid 90% + E + F Powder Clean Skin club Pineapple Glow Mist Clean Skin club Pineapple Glow Mist Kapiva Aloevera Gel KräuterhoF Aloe Vera Pflege- Und Fitness Gel 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 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 Biomed Rosa Cure Anti-Rosacea Serum Biyu Good Skin Day Toner - Moisture Biyu Good Skin Day Toner - Sebum Chantecaille Talc Free Loose Powder Dermaceutical Skin Whitening & Anti Aging Serum Dermaglos (andromaco) Acifusin B Dr.RATH Radiance Essence Eyetitude Eyez-Luronic Serum Good Vibes Vanilla Gel Herbsense Aloe Vera Gel