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Geogard ECT Preservative

Geogard ECT Preservative

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Geogard™ ECT Preservative is a unique combination of 4 components – Benzyl
Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin, and Sorbic Acid, which are well accepted in a wide range of personal care products. The novel composition of this antimicrobial blend offers broad spectrum protection in a diverse range of products, against Gram-positive & Gram-negative bacteria, yeast, and molds. It also has a low odour profile making it the ideal choice for fragrance-free and fragrance-sensitive systems.

Usage Guidelines

Product Details:

  • Geogard™ ECT Preservative (Sometimes referred to as Preservative Eco)
  • Is a unique combination of 4 components – Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin, and Sorbic Acid
  • Appearance: Clear, colourless to straw liquid
  • Recommended Use Level: 0.6-1.0%
  • Can be used in a variety of DIY products including creams, lotions, body butters, sun care products, lipsticks, liquid and cream makeups, styling gels, shampoos and conditioners

The Advantages to using Geogard™ ECT Preservative are:

  • A preservation system that meets the ECOCERT standards
  • It is a paraben-free, formaldehyde-free, and isothiazolone-free based system
  • Offers broad spectrum protection activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast and molds
  • Has a wide range of global regulatory acceptance
  • Possesses a low odor profile making it ideal for fragrance-free and fragrance-sensitive systems
  • Compatible in a wide range of skin care, hair care and sun care systems
  • A wide pH compatibility: (pH 3 – 8)
  • An excellent safety profile

Technical Information

Technical Information: 

  • INCI: Benzyl Alcohol & Salicylic Acid & Glycerin & Sorbic Acid
  • CAS #: 100-51-6 & 69-72-7 & 56-81-5 & 110-44-1
  • Specific Gravity: 1.018 - 1.118 @ 25°C
  • Appearance: Clear, colourless to straw liquid
  • For emulsified systems, Geogard ECT preservative can be easily integrated post-emulsification at temperatures BELOW 45°C
  • Usage rate: 0.6 - 1.0% (We always recommended to test all newly developed or altered formulations to guarantee proper preservation.)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Chantell Jackson
Not so Scent free

There is a smell to this preservative. I tried to use it in my coffee scrub and unfortunately it made it smell bad.

Donna H
Smell not great

Happy to have a natural preservative but I just can't get over the smell, it's medicinal. I'll stick with Leucidal.

Very Pleased.

After the previous review, tried Geogard ECT in a body lotion. Some customers commented that they really liked the almond-ish scent. Also liked that an Ecocert preservative option was used.

Liz Toth
Best preservative for those with allergies!

I love this preservative; it's the only one I ever use. I am viciously allergic to phenoxyethanol, formaldehyde and isothiazolone- based preservatives, so it's a real challenge to find a good one, especially here in Canada. So I've been formulating with this preservative for about 3 years now (ALL my skin care products as well as quite a bit for other people, so not just "tried it once or twice"), and have ever once had anything go bad, even when it wasn't used right away. One precaution I do take is to use pumps or spray bottles; never anything that requires fingers to go into the product. But with that small bit of forethought everything's lasted very well.
I've seen comments on the smell: it has a mild almond-like aroma which is easily covered if necessary. Personally I love the smell so have never tried except when making fragranced items.

I would highly recommend this to anyone who's not sure.