Spectrastat is a complete system for preservative-free cosmetic and personal care products. Spectrastat contains no biocides or typical preservatives. Instead it uses multifunctional agents that have excellent efficacy as biostatic and fungistatic agents.

Spectrastat is ideal for personal care products where a paraben-free or preservative-free claim is needed. It can be used as an alternative to traditional preservative blends that are seen as undesirable by the consumer. A special benefit of Spectrastat is that it performs superbly at neutral pH, a state where many other fungistatic materials are ineffective.

Spectrastat is compatible with most cosmetic ingredients. However, it can interact with residual iron found in some clay-type compounds (e.g., bentonite, silicates, etc). This interaction with iron may produce a very mild orange color or color shift that is barely perceivable to the eye in most formulations. In cases where the clays are high in iron, the colored compounds may be more perceivable.