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Potassium Sorbate

Our database includes 6871 products that contain Potassium Sorbate.

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What it is



Potassium Sorbate is a preservative used to prevent yeast and mold in products. It is commonly found in both cosmetic and food products.

Potassium sorbate is potassium salt derived from sorbic acid. Sorbic acid is a natural antibiotic and effective against fungus.

Potassium sorbate and sorbic acid can be found in baked goods, cheeses, dried meats, dried fruit, ice cream, pickles, wine, yogurt, and more.

Potassium sorbate is often used with stronger preservatives.

People also like: Disodium EDTA, Glycerin, Citric Acid

People also dislike: Niacinamide, Glycerin, Parfum

Potassium Sorbate is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 16.8% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:


Community Stats

55 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Combination Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Dryness • Wrinkles • Fine Lines • Sensitivity

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Oily

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Sensitivity • Dryness • Dullness • Redness

Where it's used

Potassium Sorbate is most often found as ingredient number 25 within an ingredient list.

Of the 2 products in our database that have a known concentration of Potassium Sorbate, we've seen concentrations from 0.1% to 59.5% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Potassium Sorbate the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 37025
  • INN Name: potassium sorbate
  • EC #:  246-376-1 / -
  • Ph. Eur. Name: kalii sorbas
  • All Functions: Preservative
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.