Preservatives are added to all manner of personal care and cosmetic products for the primary purpose of inhibiting the development of micro-organisms. By preventing the growth of harmful bacteria, fungi and yeasts, preservatives help to maintain product safety, protect against contamination in use, and extend a product’s shelf life.
Sold under the trade names of ISCAGUARD and AQUAGUARD, our personal care product range encompasses both individual actives and broad-spectrum preservative blends. Our preservatives are used in a wide range of formulations, including shampoos, bath and shower gels, liquid soaps, wet wipes, moisturising creams, sun care products, oral hygiene and lip care.
Our product range includes traditional biocides such as parabens, isothiazolinones, biguanides, organic acids and formaldehyde donors, as well as natural preservatives and ‘self-preserving’ multi-functional additives, suitable for use with the latest generation of ECOCERT compliant formulations.
With a fully equipped microbiology laboratory, we welcome the opportunity to work closely with customers to solve existing preservation problems, or to develop new, more effective anti-microbial systems for cosmetics.
Our on-going research into safer, more environmentally friendly and natural preservatives includes the development of innovative products based on biomimetic polymers, antimicrobial peptides, and novel plant extracts.
With over 50 years of combined staff experience and expertise, Isca UK is the ideal partner for all your preservative needs.