Leucidal SF Max

Maximum anti-bacterial protection for your homemade formulations!


Leucidal® SF Max uses Lactobacillus Ferment to provide all-natural broad-spectrum antimicrobial protection and to keep your formulations free of bacteria.

$29.95
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Leucidal® SF Max Broad-Spectrum Anti-Microbial

A powerful all-natural broad-spectrum antimicrobial alternative to synthetic preservatives

For the serious lotion crafter, use it in combination with gluconolactone to preserve your products like Burt's Bees natural skincare.

Available in two sizes, 4 oz. White mini-jug and 16 oz. white jug!

Burt's Bees was the front-runner in using a Lactobacillus Ferment, an all-natural alternative to synthetic preservatives. Burt's Bees uses a combination of Lactobacillus Ferment with Gluconate.

Now, you can protect your homemade skincare and cosmetic formulations with Leucidal® SF Max.

Add a 2-4% concentration of Leucidal® SF Max to your DIY skincare or cosmetic formulation to increase its shelf-life. Blend until well mixed. Leucidal® SF Max may be hazy. To reduce haze, bring it to room temperature before adding it.

Consider adding a preservative like Gluconate with Sodium Benzoate for protection against yeast and mold. When finished, store it in the fridge.

Lactobacillus is a probiotic ferment from the lactic acid bacteria family. It works by acidifying the environment and restricting the growth of microorganisms.

 

Part of the Leucidal line-up, a natural range of cosmetic products to protect your skincare. Leucidal produces novel antimicrobial peptides and broad-spectrum antimicrobial results for formulators to use in their skincare recipes. Leucidal Liquid is the original version. SF is the salicylic-free version.

Sample Recipes:

Want to learn how to make your own products? Check out some of our DIY formulas for anti-aging oils, serums, scrubs, and more.

You can add Leucidal® SF Max to any of these and keep it fresh and free of bacteria, yeast, and mold for quite some time.

To keep your cosmetics fresh for more extended periods, follow our directions for adding a serum booster. But then, it's the same process!

Cruelty-Free

Gluten-Free

Compatible with a wide range of cosmetic formulations:

  • skincare products
  • hair care
  • personal care
  • soap
  • lotion
  • toners
  • gels
  • creams

Store at room temperature.

The 4-ounce size would make 200 ounces with a 2% concentration. At a 4% concentration, it would create approximately a 100-ounce batch.

The 16-ounce white jug is large enough to make about 800 ounces with a 2% concentration. At a 4% concentration, it would create approximately a 400-ounce batch.

Leucidal® SF Max is a trademark of Active Micro Technologies.

EWG Score

The Skin Deep® ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. Learn more
1-2 Low Hazard
3-6 Moderate Hazard
7-10 High Hazard

  • Lactobacillus Ferment Origin:

INCI: Lactobacillus Ferment.

Recommended Usage Rate: 2 to 4%. Use at a 4% concentration when not combined with another preservative.
Appearance: Hazy to clear liquid
Solubility: Water-soluble

PH Compatibility: Compatible with PH levels 3-8

It is a salicylic-free product.

Cruelty-Free

Gluten-Free

Compatible with a wide range of cosmetic formulations:

skincare products
hair care
personal care
soap
lotion
toners
gels
creams
Store at room temperature.

Leucidal Liquid SF Max MSDS Sheet

The 4-ounce size would make 200 ounces with a 2% concentration. At a 4% concentration, it would create approximately a 100-ounce batch.

The 16-ounce white jug is large enough to make about 800 ounces with a 2% concentration. At a 4% concentration, it would create approximately a 400-ounce batch.

Leucidal® SF Max is a trademark of Active Micro Technologies.

Leucidal® SF Max is approved for cosmetics and not used for foods or beverages. Leucidal® SF Max is not for human consumption.

For more information on formulating, view our formulating guide.

This product is antimicrobial and does NOT protect against fungi, yeast, or mold. We recommend adding a 4% concentration and an additional preservative such as Gluconate for complete protection or using Leucidal Complete. Leucidal Complete is created by the fermentation of radish root ferment plus Amticide Coconut. Lactobacillus also produces created by fermentation.

If you are formulating to sell your products on the open market, it is always a good idea to have your product's challenge tested. So that you know how well the preservative is working.

Do not directly apply to your skin. Instead, this product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate.

For external use only, all ingredients are cosmetic grade.

The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the statements contained herein. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional skin care provider.

California Prop 65 Statement: The following statement is made to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This product is not known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

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  • what is the shelf life of leucidal sf max

    The shelf life for Leucidal Max is 12 months when stored in a cool, dry place and protected from light.