Natural Broad-Spectrum Formula Stabilizer

The Story

Cosmetic products can become easily contaminated with bacteria, fungi, or micro-organisms. Because safety and microbiological integrity are primary elements of product quality, formula stabilizers are included in cosmetic formulations to prevent and protect the products from contamination by micro-organisms present in the air, water, and on our own skin and to ensure that products remain safe for use over a long period of time.

MicroCurb OC is a steam distilled extract of oregano leaves with powerful formula stabilizing properties that discourage  the growth of gram positive and gram negative bacteria, fungi/mold, and yeast.

At Kemin, we are focused on molecules. Through years of research and in partnership with science and nature, Kemin has designed an optimized proprietary line of oregano plants to manufacture high quality, beneficial molecules with a consistent accumulation of targeted actives. To have complete control of the entire process from plant breeding to final natural extract, Kemin experts from the Specialty Crop Improvement (SCI) team use the most advanced, sophisticated and sustainable plant science program – from conventional plant breeding, screening, and testing, to local growing with family farms, and harvesting, all the way to extraction and  the formulation of MicroCurb.

MicroCurb OC is the ideal natural alternative for those who intend to reduce or avoid synthetic parabens and phenoxyethanol.

INCI name

Caprylic Acid (and) Origanum vulgare Leaf Extract 

Custom versions are available - please contact us to request

Plant Source

  • Origanum vulgare
  • Grown in the United States
  • Vertically integrated
  • Non-GMO

Key Features

  • Broad spectrum formula stabilizer
  • Standardized extract: reproducible performance
  • Efficacious against bacteria (gram+/-), yeast and fungi/mold.
  • Can be used alone or in conjunction with traditional preservatives
  • Easy to use
  • Paraben-free

Regulatory Status/Certification

Ecocert COSMOS logo

  • Ecocert® and Cosmos® approved*

Please note that certain statements, product labeling and claims may differ by geography or as required by government requirements
*ECOCERT® is a registered trademark of ECOCERT Greenlife | COSMOS® is a registered trademark of the COSMOS-standard AISBL

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