List of Vegan Preservatives

The goal of this section is to explore all available vegan preservatives that you can use to make your next amazing cosmetic product!

There are 5 different types and the list I am about to share with you is based on information given by:

All information is true as of August 2022. This page may be updated occasionally without prior notice.

Vegan preservatives are preservatives that help prevent growth of bacteria, mold and yeast. The products on this blog are meant for cosmetic use only.

When choosing a preservative or a blend of preservatives, please consider the following factors (and other factors may not be mentioned here as well)

  • your concept - natural, organic, Halal, vegan
  • pH - acidic, alkaline 
  • odor, smell 
  • color, color change
  • state - liquid, powder, gel
  • solubility - oil, water, alcohol, silicone, hydrocarbon
  • temperature sensitive
  • skin type - some skin reacts to Benzyl Alcohol and Salicylic Acid


  • Citric Acid

  • Euxyl™ K 700
    INCI: Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Aqua, Tocopherol

  • Euxyl™ K 702
    INCI: Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Aqua, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide

  • Euxyl® K 703
    INCI: Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid

  • Euxyl® K 900
    INCI: Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin

  • Euxyl® K 903
    INCI: Benzyl Alcohol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tocopherol

  • Euxyl® PE 9010
    INCI: Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

  • Caprylic Acid Combo
    INCI: Caprylic acid, lauric acid, 1,3 propanediol, potassium sorbate

  • Citrus Combo
    INCI: Citric acid, lactic acid, L-ascorbic acid, didecyldimonium chloride


  • Euxyl™ K 510
    INCI: DMDM-Hydantoin, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

Paraben & Paraben Sodium Salts

Only use these when your concept allows the usage of Parabens.

  • Euxyl™ K 340
    INCI: Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben

  • Euxyl™ K 350
    INCI: Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin

  • Phenonip
    INCI: Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben

Thiazolinic Derivatives

  • Euxyl™ K 120
    INCI: Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone


  • Phenoxyethanol

  • Potassium Sorbate

  • Sodium Benzoate

  • Sodium Dehydroacetate

  • AMTicide Coconut
    INCI: Lactobacillus (and) Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract

  • Biguanide 20 or Cosmocil CQ™
    INCI: Polyaminopropyl Biguanide

  • Jeecide CAP-5
    INCI: Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Water, Hexylene Glycol

  • Jeecide CAP-7
    INCI: Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Laurate, Glyceryl Undecylenate

  • Leucidal Liquid
    INCI: Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate

  • Leucidal Liquid SF
    INCI: Lactobacillus Ferment

  • Optiphen
    INCI: Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol

  • Optiphen Plus
    INCI: Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid

  • Phyteq Raspberry N
    INCI: Raspberry Ketone

  • PhytoCide Aspen Bark Extract
    INCI: Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract

  • PhytoCide Elderberry OS
    INCI: Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract

  • Silverion 2400
    INCI: Silver Citrate and Citric Acid

  • Suttocide A
    INCI: Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate

  • TRIstat ECO
    INCI: Benzyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate and Glyceryl Undecylenate

  • Preservative Cap-2
    INCI: Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol

  • Preservative Cap-5
    INCI: Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol Phenoxyethanol (35-45%) Potassium Sorbate (8 - 15%)

  • AntiMicro Banana
    INCI: Musa Sapientum (Banana) Leaf/Trunk Extract

  • AntiMicro Root Blend
    INCI: Hexylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, Wasabia Japonica (wasabi) root extract, Zingiber Officinale (ginger) root extract, Allium Sativum (garlic) bulb extract

  • Honeysuckle Blend
    INCI: Lonicera Caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, Lonicera Japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract

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