INCI ADOPTED NAME
Caprylhydroxamic Acid (and) Propanediol
Zeastat™* is a 100% natural preservation boosting effect at pH 4 – 8; effectively controls yeast and mold. As opposed to traditional methods of preservation, hurdle technology is a formulation approach whereby combinations of ingredients and other aspects of formulation are used along with good manufacturing principles. Zeastat™ includes caprylhydroxamic acid (CHA), a chelating agent, and medium spreading emollient that also has antimicrobial properties.
By using Zeastat™ in the practice of hurdle technology, formulations that pass challenge tests can be created without the inclusion of traditional preservatives such as for example, parabens, isothiazolinones, and formaldehyde donors. These traditional preservatives are currently seen as undesirable by consumers. A special benefit of Zeastat™ is that it performs superbly at neutral pH, a state where many other alternative preservation systems are ineffective.
Zeastat® is a registered trademark of INOLEX Inc. (USA)
INOLEX patent numbers and the associated patented articles can be found at www.inolex.com/patents.