INCI Name: Lactobacillus Ferment
Leucidal® MAX is a powerful probiotic-based ingredient created by the fermentation of Lactobacillus in a defined growth medium. Lactobacillus is one of the species of microorganisms used to produce fermented products, such as kimchi and sauerkraut, a Korean dietary staple, from cabbage. Like many members of the lactic acid bacteria family, Lactobacillus is capable of restricting the growth of other microorganisms by acidifying its environment. However, Lactobacillus also produces novel antimicrobial peptides, known as bacteriocins, that are capable of providing broad spectrum antimicrobial protection. capable of restricting the growth of other microorganisms by acidifying its environment However, Lactobacillus also produces novel antimicrobial peptides, known as bacteriocins, that are capable of providing broad spectrum antimicrobial protection. During the manufacturing process, lysozyme is added to the ferment filtrate to facilitate a controlled cell lysis to ensure the release of the antimicrobial peptides for maximized activity.
- Water soluble
- Naturally derived
- REACH Compliant
- Broad spectrum of antibacterial activity
- ECOcert approved ingredient in Certified Organic products
- On the Whole Foods Acceptable Premium Preservative List
Leucidal® Max can be used in a wide range of cosmetic products, however, to ensure optimum results we recommend using the following guidelines. Incorporate the product into formulations at a pH between 3 and 8, during the cooling phase of the process at temperatures lower than 70°C. The suggested use levels are typically between 2 and 4%.
- Skin Conditioning
Leucidal Liquid SF MAX is Salicylate Free. It is also GMO Free and no ethoxylation, irradiation, sulphonation, hydrogenation, or ethylene oxide is used in processing. The solvent used for extraction is simply water. There are no additional preservatives or antioxidants.