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Dehydroacetic Acid

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Dehydroacetic Acid


A preservative that isn't irritating to the skin or a cause of an allergy. A synthetic preservative used in amounts of 0.6% or less where it has been proven to be safe and effective.1


At Mary Jean® we use 0.2% in our products, as a co-preservative.




Additional Information


A fungicide and bactericide wholly used as a preservative in cosmetics by destroying and preventing the growth of spores and microorganisms that contribute to the deterioration of a product.


Listed in the EU Cosmetics Regulations as a safe preservative for a maximum concentration of 0.6%.2




1 https://www.paulaschoice.com/ingredient-dictionary/preservatives/dehydroacetic-acid.html

2 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=LEGISSUM:co0013




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