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Phytocide Elderberry 25mL

Phytocide Elderberry 25mL

INCI name
Sambucus nigra Fruit Extract 

Phytocide Elderberry is a natural preservative derived from the fruit of the Elderberry tree. It is an antimicrobial ingredient that protects your cosmetic product against bacteria, fungus, mould and yeast growth. It is oil soluble and heat stable up to 75°C and works best within a pH range of 3 and 9. 

Cosmetic benefits
Unlike most other preservative options, Phytocide Elderberry is dual function. It not only protects your product from microbial growth, but also provides active skin benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, contributing to the anti-ageing action of a cream, and has a mild anti-inflammatory effect. 

Formulation types
Phytocide Elderberry is an oil soluble liquid, so is not suitable for use in water based sprays. It performs best in creams, lotions, serums, body butters, gels and haircare products where oil-based ingredients are present. 

% Use in formulation
Recommended use is a range of 1-5%.  It is commonly paired with Leucidal to create a strong natural preserving system, protecting against a wide range of microbes. 

None known. 

Recipes & applications


Suggested recipes are provided as examples only. Whilst all care has been taken in creating these examples, Sage Cosmetic Coaching accepts no responsibility relating to the manufacture of products. Any responsibility for the performance, efficacy and stability of the product lies with the manufacturer.

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