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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 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 Shea Terra Organics Rose Hip Beauty Water Tiege Hanley Pm—Bedtime Facial Moisturizer KräuterhoF Aloe Vera Pflege- Und Fitness Gel Lué Balance MV Organic Skincare Rose Hydrating Mist Sky Organics Organic Aloe Vera Gel 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 Treatment (2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide) Biomed Rosa Cure Anti-Rosacea Serum Chantecaille Talc Free Loose Powder Dermaceutical Skin Whitening & Anti Aging Serum Dr Organic Aloe Vera Gel Dr.RATH Radiance Essence Eyetitude Eyez-Luronic Serum Good Vibes Vanilla Gel Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Makeup Setting Mist Mill Creek Botanicals Sleepy Hollow Botanicals Oil-Free Moisturizer Patrick Ta Major Glow Dewy Milk Mist Seven Minerals Aloe Vera Gel Tiege Hanley Eyes—Am/Pm Eye Cream Valjean Labs Replenish Hydration Gel Évolué Skincare Hydrating Serum Acure Ultra Hydrating, Cucumber & Hyaluronic Superfine Mist Apot.Care Ceramides Pure Serum Apot.Care Vitamin B3 Pure Serum 15% BABOR Cleansing Thermal Toning Essence Beauty Bay Make It Rain Beverly Hills MD One Drop Rewind™ Biomed Collagen Boost Serum Biomed Hyaluron Boost Serum Bloomka Calendula+B3 Whitening Toner Botani Rescue Acne Cream