Cosmetic products need to be preserved in order to prevent microbial spoilage that would make the product unsafe for consumers. Preservatives play a very important function in products containing water: they kill microorganisms and water-borne bacteria, and prevent the growth of bacteria, mold and yeast.
When we looked for a natural way to preserve our face creams and lotions, we decided to use something that was paraben free, like Aspen bark extract.
Aspen bark is extracted from the bark of the American Aspen tree, also known as the Quaking or Trembling Aspen. The bark of the Aspen tree is rich in salicylates that may function as the plant’s natural defense mechanism against invading parasites. Historically, the salicylates in Aspen bark have also be used for medicinal purposes. Medicinal barks have been used as analgesics and to reduce fevers for centuries.
Which preservatives do we use in our products?
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