Grapefruit (GSE) is an effective preservative in skin care products.
According to research published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, the GSE effectively blocks more than 800 types of viruses and bacteria as well as more than 100 fungal and parasitic infections. GSE is even safe to use as a disinfectant for drinking water when needed.
Use 0.5-1% GSE to preserve most of the products, or use at 2% to make antimicrobial creams.
Salt has been used since ancient times for preserving food such as meat, fish, ... Salt in the tissues inhibits the bacteria that damage, protectS the food and cosmetics from Yeast, mold. By reducing moisture and creating a harsh environment (high osmotic pressure) for bacteria.
This organic compound can be either white or brown and has many different names. It is used as a natural preservative that inhibits the growth of bacteria.
Honey is known to be very stable against the growth of microorganisms as it has low humidity and pH, with additional anti-bacterial ingredients.
Honey also plays a role in both absorbing moisture and locking moisture in the skin. It also has mild anti-inflammatory properties, so it is suitable for sensitive skin.
Lemon is rich in acids that help fight bacteria, kill viruses, increase immunity - used as a natural preservative.
Bee Propolis is a mixture of beeswax and resins collected by honey bees.
Its ingredients include phenolic compounds, flavonoids, aromatic aldehydes, vitamins, minerals, cumarins ...
It is considered one of the best natural antibiotics because it contains certain ferulic acids and oils in the composition. In addition, it also has antiviral properties.
Carnosic acid (found in Rosemary) can protect the skin from harmful effects of ultraviolet light.
In addition, rosemary is also resistant to bacteria. One study found that it was effective against HIV-1.
Neem is one of the strongest oils on the market today. It has been used in India since Sanskrit times and is recognized as precious oil. It is anti-fungal, antibacterial, bactericidal.
Potassium Sorbate extracted from blueberries has the ability to inhibit the growth of mold, yeast and other fungi. Since there are very few side effects, it is often used for preservation of edible products. It is also used in various cosmetics and personal care products.
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