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Potassium Sorbate

Rating: good good
INCI name
Alternative names
Kalium-(E, E)-hexa-2,4-dienoat, E 202, Kalium Sorbat, Sorbinsäure, Kaliumsorbat, Potassum Sorbate, Potassiumsorbate
INCI function
The INCI function describes solely the purpose of a cosmetic ingredient. It does not reveal its actual effects and skin compatibility. You'll find these and other characteristics below.
  • Rating: average Can cause allergies
  • Rating: good Nature-identical material
  • Rating: good Well tolerated
  • Rating: good Prevents the development of microorganisms in cosmetics
24634-61-5, 590-00-1

Studies, literature and statements on Potassium Sorbate

  • Kosmetik Lexikon, page 140

    Water-soluble preservative, which is only used in acidic areas. The allergenicity is only a 20th as high as a PHB ester. Potassium sorbate is approved for foodstuffs, E220. Sorbic acid comes in nature e. g. in mountain ash.

  • Wikipedia

    Phosphoric sorbate is used as safe and free of toxic characteristics. Phosphoric sorbate is not irritating and does not create sensitivity problems. Allergic reactions occur seldom, and are well tolerated.

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