Sodium Levulinate

Sodium Levulinate

  • INCI Name:        Sodium Levulinate
  • Chemical Name: Sodium Levulinate
  • CAS No:              19856-23-6

What is Sodium Levulinate?
Sodium Levulinate is the sodium salt of levulinic acid, and is used as a preservative and skin conditioning agent in cosmetics and personal care products.
It increases the shelf life of a product and stops microbes and bacteria from multiplying in the formulation. It makes the skin and hair – smooth, soft and supple.

Benefits of Sodium Levulinate

  • Acting as a preservative.
    It is used for its preservative and antimicrobial nature. It can be added as “preservative-free” formulation in cosmetic and personal care products.
    It is a mild preservative which is often used paired with sodium anisate, the two ingredients make for a comprehensive preservative for cosmetics.
  • Acting as a conditioning agent.
    It is great at absorbing moisture which keeps the skin hydrated and plump.Helping to condition and soften the skin, Sodium Levulinate helps the skin and hair stay smooth, soft, and supple.

Uses & Applications

Personal care and cosmetic

  • Mild ang green preservative
  • Suitable for all types of emulsions and surfactant-based products.
  • Easy-to-process alternative to traditional preservatives.
  • Designed for formulating antiperspirants & deodorants, color cosmetics, skin cleansing, hair-, skin-, sun and oral care products.

Product Details


1kg/foil bag



99% min


White Flake

Water content            

1% Max

Shelf Life

24 months

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Technical Data Sheet –Sodium Levulinate

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