Extracted from the seeds and vibrant pulps of the Citrus paradisi, Grapefruit Seed Extract is a staple in the skin care and cosmetic industries as a 'natural' preservative in DIY products. Invented by a physician in the 1960's, GSE possesses natural antioxidant and preservative properties that enhance personal care, cosmetic, and household cleaning formulations. When used in small batches and stored properly, this liquid extract can keep bacteria and microbes at bay.
Please note that this product contains gluten free glycerine as a base and synthetic ascorbic acid for adjusting the pH. It is also important to understand that Grapefruit Seed Extract is not in itself a full-spectrum preservative. In fact, botanical ingredients that are touted as natural, once used with a water phase, must be preserved to keep microbial counts down to safe levels. A full-spectrum preservative would therefore need to be added to achieve the desired results.
As always, customers are advised to conduct their own trials to determine suitability for their purposes.
INCI: Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract (and) Glycerin.
• Can be used in a wide variety of personal care formulation for reliable preservation.
• Soluble in water and alcohol and organic solvents.
• Compatible with most cosmetic raw materials.
• Recommended use levels in a finished formulation is 0.1 to 1.0%.
• The most effective range is the 1.5 – 3.0 when the GSE is in its purest form, but it works out of that range as well.
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