Leucidal® Liquid SF (Natural Antimicrobial)
Leucidal® Liquid SF (salicylate free) is an all natural antimicrobial formula derived from the root of radish. This product is on the Whole Foods Acceptable Premium Preservative list.
This odorless, clear liquid will aid in preserving handcrafted products when water has been added. Protects your products from spoiling and producing mold. Used accordingly, your product may last for 6 to 12 months or longer. No need to refrigerate product when using Leucidal®. PLUS, it gives your product a silky feeling finish.
Leucidal® Liquid SF is a probiotic-based ingredient created by the fermentation of Lactobacillus in a defined growth medium. Lactobacillus is one of the species of microorganisms used to produce fermented products, such as kimchi and sauerkraut, a Korean dietary staple, from cabbage. Like many members of the lactic acid bacteria family, Lactobacillus is capable of restricting the growth of other microorganisms by acidifying its environment. However, Lactobacillus also produces novel antimicrobial peptides, known as bacteriocins, that are capable of providing broad spectrum antimicrobial protection. During the manufacturing process, lysozyme is added to the ferment filtrate to facilitate a controlled cell lysis to ensure the release of the antimicrobial peptides for maximized activity.
Leucidal® Liquid SF can be used in a wide range of cosmetic products, however, to ensure optimum results, it is recommend using the following guidelines:
Incorporate the product into formulations at a pH between 3 and 7, during the cooling phase of the process at temperatures lower than 80°F. Furthermore, when working with xanthan gum or Carbopol Ultrez 10, it is best to add this product prior to the thickener.
**NOTE: This product is sold by weight.
INCI: Lactobacillus Ferment
Suggested Use Levels: 2.0 - 4.0%
Skin Conditioning, Antimicrobial
Leucidal is a registered trademark of Active Micro Technologies LLC