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Kem K is a preservative blend based on the globally accepted cosmetic preservatives Phenoxyethanol and Potassium sorbate. This optimised combination provides broad spectrum antimicrobial protection to a large range of personal care formulations with slight acid pH. Kem K represents a mild alternative in cosmetic preservation, may replace paraben-based blends and other questioned preservatives, offering high antimicrobial efficacy and lower in-use cost.
Kem K meets the more stringent demands of today’s market for personal care products, allowing the creation of formulations for worldwide distribution.
Kem K combines the antibacterial activity of Phenoxyethanol with the antifungal activity of Potassium sorbate. This is a well balanced combination of actives highly effective against Gram-negative bacteria, Gram-positive bacteria, yeasts and moulds.
  • INCI

    Phenoxyethanol, Water, Potassium Sorbate
  • Claims / benefits / efficacy

    • Clear liquid
    • Mild and skin tolerable preserving system
    • Effective against bacteria, yeasts and molds
    • Formaldehyde-free & paraben-free •
    Soluble in water, alcohol and polar oils
    • Effective in the acidic pH range. Optimal pH 3-6
    • Slightly alkaline: check pH after addition and and adjust to pH 6 max., if needed
    • Tolerates short heating process to 80°C
    • Aqueous formulations and emulsions
    • Use levels 0.5-1.2% alone
    • Globally approved in all products without restrictions EU, USA & Japan to 1.5%

  • Function

    • Preservative;
    • Liquid preservative;
    • Anti Gram-negative;
    • Anti Gram-positive;
    • Anti yeast;
    • Anti mould
  • Application

    Kem K is a mild and skin tolerable preserving system for the antimicrobial protection of a variety of personal care products, particularly aqueous systems & emulsions. Typical cosmetic applications include:
    Hair care: gels, shampoos, lotions, conditioners, mousses.
    Body & face care: serums, tonics, gels, lotions, creams, wipes.
    Make-up: foundations, wipes, powders.
    Shaving products: shave soaps, gels, aftershave balms, lotions, creams
    Sun products: sunscreens, suntans, aftersuns.
    Bath products: shower gels, bubble baths, handcleaners, intimate, oils, powders, wipes.
    Baby care: shampoos, bath products, lotions, creams, oils, powders, wipes.
    Raw materials: surfactants, vegetal extracts.

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