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Dehydroacetic Acid


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



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