Potassium sorbate,

Potassium sorbate, United-States

Additifs cosmétiques

Origin: United-States


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Product code: BRC767768

Cautions and warnings:
Do not use pure essential oils. Essential oils are diluted in a vegetable oil when applied to the skin. Carry out a skin tolerance test in the crook of your elbow and wait 48 hours before using the oil on the skin. Do not use the essential oil if you notice a reaction such as redness, itching or stinging.
Keep out of reach of children.
If accidental ingestion occurs, seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Essential oils should not be applied to the eyes, the eye contour area, neither into the ears. In case of contact, apply a plenty of vegetable oil and take promptly medical advice.
If symptoms persist or worsen when using essential oil, consult a health care practitioner.
If you have epilepsy or asthma, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
Avoid exposure of applied area(s) to the sun.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use essential oils.
Known adverse reactions:
If you experience nausea, dizziness, headache or an allergic reaction, discontinue use.
Store in airtight, light-resistant container at room temperature.
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United States


  • Masking agent: Reduces or inhibits the base odor or taste of the product
  • Preservative: Inhibits the development of micro-organisms in cosmetic products.

Suggestions for use

Potassium sorbate is used in cosmetics as a preservative.

It is quite often found in food (E202) in dairy products (yogurts, cheeses, etc.).

It is authorized in Organic.


Keep away from children, air, heat and light.


The use of potassium sorbate is authorized in Canada as Category 2 Conservation Officer and Category 3 in the list of authorized preservatives in a variety of foods, including in non-standardized foods ( which includes croissants, Danish puffs, cakes and muffins) up to a tolerance limit of 1,000 ppm. (Health-Canada)

Europe advocates a maximum concentration allowed in the finished preparations of 0.6%.

The pure potassium sorbate is irritating to the skin, eyes and respiratory tract.

More information

The potassium sorbate is a food additive used by the agri-food industry primarily as a conservation agent for its antimicrobial and antifungal properties.

It has the main role to prolong the shelf life and thus facilitate the storage of marketed products.

It is chemically synthesized and is found in many foodstuffs.

It is found in the list of ingredients of the products that comprises in any letter or with the code E202.


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