I've Heard That Nothing Can Really Be Preservative-Free. Is this True?
This is largely a matter of semantics. When a product says that it is preservative-free, this usually means that it uses non-traditional methods to preserve the product’s freshness. Many companies try to be preservative-free because traditional preservatives in cosmetics tend to be irritating and are constantly included in allergen lists.
CAUTION: many products achieve “preservative-free” status by piling on fragrances which have preservative properties. And fragrances are extremely irritating as well.
At VMV HYPOALLERGENICS®, we use a proprietary system that includes coconut-derived monolaurin. This unique compound is not only proven to be hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, but has also been proven to have disinfectant and antibacterial properties.
Our preservative-free products, therefore, still preserve themselves for an acceptable shelf life but without using parabens, fragrances, or other traditional, skin-harming preservatives.
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