Odorless Natural Organic Acids preservative, TroyCare LSB1

MahaChem Natural Preservative TroyCare LSB1

Extending the shelf-life of your skincare products with low dosage of preservative! Are you ready?

Are you aware that under the new EU restrictions many of the potential actives used in preservatives have been restricted or banned? This includes formaldehyde and longer chain parabens. Many end-users and formulators are seeking for natural, chemical-free and safer alternative preservatives to extend the shelf-life of their products! However, for most of the natural preservatives, it requires excessive amount (up to 30-40%) to protect product from wide range of bacteria. High dosage of preservative causing difficulty in formulating and higher final cost! Also, some alternative preservatives (Eg: CaprylylGlycol, 1,2-Hexandiol,etc) contribute to skin irritation! Few of the alternative preservatives have been prohibited in Korean Market due to its potential harmful impact! In 2016, Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced to prohibit the use of Phenyl Salicylate as cosmetics preservatives. In 2018, Salicylic Acid and Iodopropynyl Butyl Carbamate (IPBC) actives were prohibited in Children cosmetics! You may ask why not preservative-free formulations? Preservative-free products will not stay fresh for long, bacteria will accumulate very quickly! So, how can we extend the product-life without compromising product performance, and at the same time protect our skin and environment? TroyCare LSB1, natural preservative will be your ultimate choice!

What is TroyCare LSB1?

TroyCare™ LSB1 is an innovative, 100% organic acid preservative system comprised of 80% Levulinic, 5% Benzoic, and 15% Sorbic acids.  It is COSMOS certified and hence, an environmental-friendly and safe ingredient!

TroyCare™ LSB1 Properties:

  • Work best at pH 5.5 and below
  • Odorless with very low color
  • Phenoxyethanol-free
  • Excellent broad spectrum to protect against variety of bacterial and fungal
  • Excellent safety profile
  • Easy formulating liquid
  • Protect formulation with as low as 0.4% use level
  • Globally approved for use in all rinse-off and leave-on applications

TroyCare™ LSB1 applications:

  • Facial masks and wipes
  • Shampoos & Conditioners
  • Body wash
  • Creams, Lotions
  • Hand soaps & Styling gel.
  • Feminine wash

Final product appearance:

Appearance Clear pale yellow
Solubility Miscible in water
Specific Gravity, 25°C 1.1
pH Acidic
Viscosity, cps Water-like

So, is there any other alternative for product with pH above 5.5?

Product Name Levulinic Acid Sorbic Acid Benzoic Acid Phenoxyethanol Phenylpropanol Key Selling Points
TroyCare LSB3* 40% 5%% 15%% 40%
  1. Work best up to pH 6.5
  2. Phenoxyethanol-free
  3. Very low odor at use level

Formulation guides

Moisturizer Cream

A Gliserin Humectant Gliserin 2.0
A Butylene Glycol Humectant Butylene Glycol 4.0
A Tetrasodium EDTA Chelating Agent Tetrasodium EDTA 82.1
A Water Solvent Water 0
B Multicare AM 50KC-S * Thickener Polyacrylamide (and) C13-14 isoparaffin (and) laureth-7 KCI 5
C Phytomoist* Natural Moisturizer Plantago Asiatica Seed Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol TEN 5
C Marine Collagen HD Anti-Aging Hydrolyzed Collagen Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol TEN 1.0
C Aloe vera extract Moisturizer Aloe barbadensis leaf extract, Butylene Glycol TEN 0.5
D Troycare LSB 1 Natural/organic acid preservative Levulinic acid, Sorbic acid, benzoic acid Troy 0.4
E Lactic acid/Citric acid (aq) pH Adjuster lactic acid,water citric acid, water qs
Total 100

*Multicare AM 50KC-S is ready-use thickening polymer in cold process

*Phytomoist as natural Moisturizer better than β-Glucan


  1. Pre disperse phase A until homogenous at room temperature
  2. Add phase B to phase A, mix the solution until homogenous
  3. Add phase C step by step to bulk no.2, then mix until homogenous
  4. Add phase D continue mixing until it becomes homogenous
  5. Adjust the pH, if necessary, until 5.5

Final product appearance

Appearance Cream Gel
Odor Odorless
Color White Opaq
pH 5.5
Viscosity, cps N.A (Adjustable based on concept and trend)

So, why choose Troycare LSB1/LSB3?

Our natural LSB1/LSB3 active ingredients support the growing environmental awareness and safe to be used in many products! Only small dosage is needed making it more probable in formulating! Additionally, product performance will not be compromised!! What are you waiting for? Contact us now!!

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