There has an ongoing pursuit
of harnessing the natural mechanisms utilized by both plants and microorganisms
to give themselves a competitive advantage over other organisms and for
protecting themselves from their environment. To restrict competition from
other microorganisms typically found in its environment. Leuconostoc kimchii
isone of 15 species of microorganisms typically associated with the production
of the Korean dietary staple known as kimchi, a type of fermented cabbage. The
process of fermentation has been used for centuries to preserve food. AMT has
employed this principle in the development of FSS Arborcide® OC. This
ferment filtrate contains intact, non-viable microorganisms and has shown a
wide range of utility as a skin conditioner and antimicrobial agent for
cosmetic and personal care product formulations.
Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MIC) were determined using a standard growth
media dilution method. A variety of bacterial and fungal cultures were tested
to evaluate the ability of FSS Arborcide® OC to protect against
microbial contamination. The results indicate that FSS Arborcide® OC can
provide effective protection for cosmetic systems.
As with all biological
materials some attention must paid to the conditions under which FSS
Arborcide® OC is used. Applications to date have shown that the material is
stable up to a temperature of 60°C.
Additionally, our testing has shown that FSS Arborcide®OC remains active
between a pH of 3 and 8.
For many cosmetic formulations FSS Arborcide®OC
can function as a natural alternative to synthetic preservatives. Its ability
to serve as both a skin conditioner and an antimicrobial agent make it a
logical choice for potential applications when addressing problem skin and
Please note: FSS Arborcide®OC is not Certified Organic by the USDA
National Organic Program. However, it is allowed for use in Certified Organic
products according to section 205.605 of the Code of Federal Regulations. FSS
Arborcide®OC must be reviewed and approved for use by each customer’s
individual certifying agency if it is to be used in an organic finished
formula. Each agency interprets the Code of Federal Regulations in their own
way. Because of this, we recommend consulting with the organic certifying agent
of choice prior to submitting the finished formula for certification.
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along with the studies, please request from us.
Please refer to our
formulating guidelines located by clicking here
We always recommend
that every formula undergo stability and microbial testing to ensure adequate
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Yellow to Amber Liquid
Protected from direct
light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container. This product should be added to a formulation at the
recommended usage rate.
Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MIC) were determined using a standard growth media dilution method. A variety of bacterial and fungal cultures were tested to evaluate the ability of FSS Arborcide® OC to protect against microbial contamination. The results indicate that FSS Arborcide® OC can provide effective protection for cosmetic systems.