This all-natural ingredient has effective preservative properties based on the synergy exhibited by multiple plant extracts. Derived from radishes fermented with Leuconostoc kimchii, a lactic acid bacteria that has traditionally been used to make kimchi, this product consists of an isolated peptide that is secreted from the bacteria during the fermentation process that has been shown to have antimicrobial benefits.
This ingredient is an excellent natural alternative to synthetic preservatives, and is used in a broad range of cosmetic and skincare formulas. We use the brand Leucidal® Liquid, which is accepted by ECOcert as an ingredient in certified organic cosmetics. ECOcert is an organization that provides verification of the safety and sustainability of ingredients (ECOCERT is based in Europe and is one of the largest organic certification organizations in the world).