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The All-Natural Paraben Alternative Cometh

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LEUCONOSTOC / (loo-con-uh-stok) / n. / 1. / A lactic acid bacteria isolated from kimchi, a traditional Korean food consisting of fermented radish root; / 2. / Possessing a peptide with antimicrobial abilities; / 3. / A common, natural alternative to paraben-based preservatives typically used in skincare products, e.g., “Keep your favorite products fresher, longer, with leuconostoc.”

Try it: Dermalogica Redness Relief SPF 20 with Leuconostoc, $43, www.ulta.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Dermalogica

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