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Suttocide A Preservative Formulating Guidelines & Safety

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Suttocide A is a naturally derived preservative that is effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, as well as yeasts and molds. 

This makes it a great preservative to protect your skincare products!

It can be used in a variety of products and is provided in a liquid form making it easier to work with than many powdered preservatives.

Suttocide A Preservative

Suttocide A Quick Facts

Suttocide A INCI:
Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate
COSMOS and ECOCERT Standards:
Suttocide A meets COSMOS and ECOCERT standards
Suttocide A Ingredients:
Aqueous Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate
Suttocide A Preservation Activity:
Suttocide A relies on glycine which inhibits the production of peptidoglycan, an essential component of bacterial cell walls. Reduction in this component compromises the structure of the bacterial cells and the reproduction of the bacteria is prevented.
Is Suttocide A Water Soluble?
Suttocide A is water soluble
PH Compatibility:
Suttocide A has a large pH compatibility range of 3.5-12.
Recommended Usage Levels:
Suttocide A has recommended usage levels of 0.1-1.0% depending on the formulation.

What is Suttocide A?

Suttocide A Preservative

Suttocide A is a preservative that has a broad-spectrum of activity against many bacteria, yeasts and molds. This preservative can be used in many products in various usage levels. It is effective across many pH ranges and is naturally alkaline. 

The high pH of Suttocide A makes it a great preservative to use in a large range of products. It can also help to cleanse skin.

Is Suttocide A Safe?

Suttocide A has been used safely for many years; it has a wide range of safety and is accepted by global regulations. Suttocide A has not been shown to cause skin irritation when used properly. 

Due to its high alkalinity it is recommended to wear protection when handling the raw preservative.

Is Suttocide A Natural?

Suttocide A is a synthetic preservative that still meets COSMOS and ECOCERT standards. It can be used in natural formulations. It does not contain any parabens.

Suttocide A Uses:

Suttocide A can be used in a variety of products:

And much more!

How to Use Suttocide A Preservative in Formulations:

Suttocide A can be used in pH’s ranging from 3.5-12; this preservative has a high alkalinity and can be used to help neutralize acidic compounds without compromising its efficacy. 

Recommended usage levels vary from 0.1-1.0%. 

 Typical Usage Rates:

  • Shampoos, Body Washes – 0.1 – 0.5%
  • Conditioners – 0.1 to 0.2%
  • Emulsions – typically 0.5%
  • Neutralizing Carbomers – 0.2%

When adding Suttocide A to a formulation it is recommended to add at a temperature of 60°C (140°F) or lower. 

It should be added at the end of the formulation right before adding fragrances. 

Suttocide A can be mixed with other preservatives to provide even more protection to your products.

Suttocide A Warnings

Suttocide A does not have any warnings associated with its use. It does have a naturally high ph. Be sure to wear proper clothing and goggles when handling the raw preservative.

Where to Buy Suttacide A Preservative

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