Zero Xeno incorporates the use of a natural preservative system for our organic personal care products. Our lotions include unique fermented preservatives that are salicylic acid free, synthetic benzyl alcohol free, phenylmethanol free, paraben free, formaldehyde donor free) and free of other synthetic preservatives found in traditional products (click on below links for full list). Fermenting coconut with Lactobacillus bacteria produces an effective and multi-functional product that provides natural preservation protection with bonus moisturizing benefits.
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Lactobacillus bacteria are one of the friendly species of microorganisms used to produce fermented products such as sauerkraut and kimchi. Like many members of the lactic acid bacteria family, lactobacillus are capable of restricting the growth of unfriendly microorganisms by acidifying its environment. Friendly bacteria also produce unique antimicrobial peptides known as bacteriocins which are capable of providing broad spectrum antibacterial and antifungal protection when used in cosmetic formulations. These amazing little peptides are made from amino acids which is why they're famous for anti-aging and supreme moisturization!
For Zero Xeno products that don't contain fermented preservatives, we achieve natural preservation through the management of individualized pH and fatty acid content which our founder Bonnie Penner developed. Our use of distilled water is more costly but is key to keeping our formulations pure and clean. Additionally, scientific research has shown that various essential oils have innate natural preservation properties.
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