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Preservative DO 1388

Preservative DO 1388

£10.20 inc.VAT

£8.50 exc. VAT
In stock SKU: S04291

Common Name

Preservative - DO 1388


Glycerin, Aqua, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate


Dermorganics® 1388 is a convenient blend of plant-derived organic acids with broad antimicrobial activity. Combination with antimicrobial surface-active sPreservative - DO 1388ubstance (e.g. Glyceryl Caprylate) is recommended to improve the performance of the product. This is a PALM FREE product.




Preservative - DO 1388 active principle is based on a blend of plant-derived compounds mixed with plant-derived glycerol in organic quality. When using in surfactant based products, the masking organic acids bring in an additional broad antimicrobial activity. Recommended usage level is 2  - 4%. Dr Straetmans claim the subtle scent of Dermorganics® 1388 will help mask any residual raw material odours while not interfering with the overall product fragrance. The manufacturer claims that adding Dermorganics® 1388 at levels up to 4% can convert many cosmetic creations into self-preserving products without the need to add any other preservatives.

Dermorganics 1388 v Dermosoft 1388 explained

Dermorganics 1388 contains Organic Glycerin and holds COSMOS Organic certification. Dermosoft 1388 eco is entirely naturally derived but the glycerin is not organic. This grade holds COSMOS approval. Finally Dermosoft 1388 contains synthetically derived sodium anisate and non-organic glycerin so is therefore not compliant with the Cosmos standard. All of the 1388 grades have the exact same INCI breakdown, the difference is in the level of certification you need to achieve for your end product.