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Nantong Boda Biochemistry Co.,Ltd.

Nantong Boda Biochemistry Co.,Ltd. is professional China Cosmetics Preservative Manufacturers and OEM In-Can Preservation factory , which specializes in producing preservatives,fungicides,and biocides for a wide range of daily products. The former of our company is Xinke Daily Chemical Company,which was established in 1999,and in 2003 it was renamed Nantong Boda Biochemistry Co., Ltd., but the trademark “XK” is still used. The XK brand has been known and used by the international manufacturers in the fields of cosmetics, construction, home decor, water treatment, textiles, cleaning products, and paper. The core products--wood protection and kathon based preservatives are widely used in many countries, the feedback from our clients are popularly positive. Our products kill and inhibit the growth of bacteria,mildew,and fungi, so your products could stay fresh for a long time.

Industry & knowledge

Which cosmetics often require the use of Cosmetics preservatives?

Cosmetics that contain moisture, are susceptible to air pollution or have frequent contact with the external environment usually require the use of Wholesale Cosmetics Preservatives to prevent microbial growth and product deterioration. 
Lotions and face creams: Water-based products such as lotions and face creams contain high water content and are likely to become an environment for microbial growth. Therefore, preservatives are usually added to maintain product safety and stability.
Shampoos and conditioners: Hair care products such as shampoos and conditioners also often require preservatives because they come into contact with the scalp and hair frequently and are susceptible to contamination by microorganisms such as bacteria and yeast.
Lotion and skin toner: Lotion and toner contain a certain amount of moisture and are easily polluted when applied with cotton pads or sprays, so preservatives are needed to protect their quality.
Lipsticks and lipsticks: Lipsticks and lipsticks may also come into contact with food, saliva, etc. when they come into contact with the lips, which can easily cause bacterial growth and require the use of appropriate preservatives.
Eye products: Eye products such as eye cream, eye shadow, etc. are close to the eye skin, and preservatives are required to prevent possible microbial infection.
Liquid cosmetics: Liquid cosmetics, such as liquid foundation, liquid eyeliner, etc., often require preservatives because they are easily polluted by the outside air.
Moisture-containing masks: Moisture masks, paper masks, etc. contain a lot of water and are easily contaminated by bacteria. Preservatives need to be added to ensure safety.
Perfumes and sprays: Perfumes and sprays contain ingredients such as alcohol, but may also contain water and require proper preservatives to prevent bacterial growth.

What are the common cosmetic preservatives?

There are many kinds of common cosmetic preservatives, which are used to prevent the growth and spoilage of microorganisms in cosmetic products, thereby extending the shelf life of products and ensuring the safety of users.
Phenoxyethanol: Commonly used in various cosmetics, it has strong antibacterial and antifungal capabilities.
Methylchloroisothiazolinone: Commonly used in water-based cosmetics, they have a broad-spectrum bactericidal effect.
Benzoic Acid: Often used together with other preservatives, it can be used in a variety of cosmetic products.
Isothiocyanates (Isothiazolinones): including Chloroisothiazolinone and Isothiazolinone, commonly used in liquid and emulsion cosmetics.
Phenoxyethanol: Widely used in various cosmetics, it has strong antibacterial and antifungal effects.
Potassium Sorbate: Commonly used in water-based cosmetics and sunscreens, it has certain antiseptic and antibacterial effects.
Propylene Glycol: In addition to acting as a humectant, it can also act as a preservative in some cases.
Phenolic Compounds: Such as Rosin Acid, etc., are often used in cosmetic products such as lipsticks.
Zinc Sulfate: Commonly used in eye cosmetics, such as mascara, etc.

The Microbial Protection of Cosmetics Preservative

Microbial protection is a key function of cosmetics preservatives. Preservatives are added to cosmetic products to prevent the growth and proliferation of harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, yeast, and mold. This protection is essential for maintaining the safety, efficacy, and overall quality of cosmetic products. 
Preventing Microbial Growth: Cosmetic products, especially those containing water or water-based ingredients, provide an ideal environment for the growth of microorganisms. These microorganisms can multiply rapidly and lead to product spoilage, changes in texture, off-putting odors, and potential health risks when applied to the skin. Preservatives work by inhibiting the growth and reproduction of these microorganisms, thus extending the product's shelf life.
Wide-Spectrum Activity: Many preservatives used in cosmetics have broad-spectrum activity, meaning they are effective against a wide range of microorganisms. This includes bacteria, yeast, mold, and sometimes even viruses. This comprehensive protection helps ensure that the product remains free from contamination by various types of microorganisms.
Preserving Natural and Organic Ingredients: Natural and organic cosmetic products are often prone to microbial contamination due to the absence of synthetic additives. Preservatives allow manufacturers to include natural and organic ingredients in their products while still maintaining microbial safety. This is crucial for preventing the growth of spoilage microorganisms in formulations containing plant extracts, oils, and other natural components.
Water-Based Formulations: Many cosmetic products contain water as a base ingredient, such as lotions, creams, and serums. Water-based formulations provide an excellent breeding ground for bacteria and other microorganisms. Preservatives ensure that these products remain free of harmful microorganisms throughout their shelf life.
In-Use Contamination: Cosmetics are often exposed to air, fingers, brushes, and other external factors during use. This introduces the risk of microbial contamination. Preservatives help mitigate this risk by maintaining a protective barrier against microbial growth, even after the product has been opened and exposed to the environment.