Leucidal® SF MAX
have spoken, and they listened. Leucidal®
SF MAX is
the latest iteration of Leucidal® line.
Optimizing the fermentation process to tighten the specification for bacteriocins,
Leucidal® SF MAX provides broad spectrum
antimicrobial results with an increased degree of confidence.
choice is the most important factor when it comes to cosmetic sales. Today, a
growing number of consumers are opting to move away from synthetic
preservatives such as parabens, formaldehyde donors and phenoxyethanol. In
addition to public pressure, the use of these synthetic materials in cosmetics
is also becoming more strictly regulated. For these reasons, formulators have
been actively searching for alternatives to synthetic preservatives that can
provide broad spectrum antimicrobial activity and can be added into a wide
range of cosmetic applications.
of products were developed and derived from
naturally occurring compounds that provide broad spectrum antimicrobial
protection. As a result, these novel natural antimicrobials are considered
self-preserving cosmetic actives and therefore can be used as consumer-friendly
alternatives to synthetic preservatives in a wide range of cosmetic
Leucidal® SF 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
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.
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.
Clear to Hazy,
Colorless to Yellow Liquid
Skin Conditioning, Antimicrobial
Suggested Use Levels:
SF 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.
We always recommend that every formula undergo stability and
microbial testing to ensure adequate preservation.
Storage: 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