SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Levulinic Acid; Sodium Levulinate

COMES FROM:
A large variety of natural materials

WHY WE'RE USING IT:
Where our formulas need to contain water, then there has to be a way of preserving them. This combination, found in many natural materials, has strong antibacterial properties, turning the formula into a self-preserving product. In fact, bees use this natural compound to protect the pollen and nectar from microbiological spoilage. Works for us too.

WE USE IT IN:
Brighten Up balancing face mist