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Potassium Sorbate

Potassium Sorbate

What-it-does: preservative

Official CosIng Information


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

SORBET Salon Skin Specialist Care 3-In-1 Micellar Cleansing Water Amara Beauty Aloe Vera Gel Bleu & Marine Bretania Aloe Vera Gel 100% Natural Ecooking Wet Wipes Innersense Hair Love Prep Spray Tiege Hanley Pm—Bedtime Facial Moisturizer Lué Balance MV Organic Skincare Rose Hydrating Mist Thursday Plantation Aloe Vera Gel Valjean Labs Renew Collagen + Fruit Enzymes Sleeping Mask WOW skin science Aloe Vera Gel Treatment (2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide) Dr Organic Aloe Vera Gel Eyetitude Eyez-Luronic Serum Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Makeup Setting Mist Mill Creek Botanicals Sleepy Hollow Botanicals Oil-Free Moisturizer Tiege Hanley Eyes—Am/Pm Eye Cream Évolué Skincare Hydrating Serum Apot.Care Ceramides Pure Serum Botani Rescue Acne Cream Cosmia Hypoallergenic Micellar Water, Sensitive Davines This Is A Sea Salt Spray Dr. Brandt Power Dose D Sunshine Vitamin Drunk Elephant Bamboo Booster ESPA Bio-Active Eye Cleanser Equate Hydrating Facial Serum Green Feels Anti-Acne Heritage Store Rosewater Facial Toner Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner Mecca Cosmetica Self Tan Drops Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow Daily 2% Tonic Oilatum Cream Plush Bio Pure 03 Cbd - Face Spray Skin Therapy Eternal Jellyfish Complex Rejuvenating Gel Exfoliator Spring Valley Hyaluronic Acid Serum Typology 9-Ingredient Face Moisturiser White Rabbit Skincare Orange Blossom And Aloe Vera Toner the bath box Calendula+B3 Whitening Toner A'KIN Soft & Fragrance Free Micellar Water Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Gel 99.9% Apot.Care Hyaluronic Pure Serum As I Am Curling Jelly Aunt Jackie's Don'T Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel Bee Naturals Calming Facial Tonic Biomed Retinol Boost Colorescience Hydrating Mist Dr Organic Organic Aloe Vera Gel - Maximum Strength Dr. Barbara Stürm Hyaluronic Ampoules Dr. Barbara Stürm Hyaluronic Serum KIKO Milano Prime & Fix Refreshing Mist