Optiphen™ BSB-W preservative

Chemistry: Preservatives

INCI: Benzyl Alcohol (and) Aqua (Water) (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate

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The natural movement continues to drive consumer buying habits, so it's no surprise that marketers also harbor a preference for all things green.  That's why Ashland's nature-identical preservatives are ideal solutions for products aimed at the Eco-aware consumer. ECOCERT-, NATRUE-, COSMOS - and BDIH-compliant Rokonsal™ and Optiphen™ BS and BSB-type preservatives are synthetic versions of naturally occurring substances with excellent efficacy and global approval for rinse-off and leave-on applications.  These preservatives support a variety of natural personal care products.

Optiphen BSB-W preservative is sold under the same brand name in NA and EMEA.    


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Features and Benefits
  • effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast and mold
  • effective up to pH 5.4
  • global use
  • nature-identical combination


Hair Care Leave-On +++
Hair Care Rinse-Off +++
Skin Care Leave-On +++
Skin Care Rinse-Off +++
Wet Wipes +++

Use Levels: 0.3-1.0%

Max. Temperature During Production: below 80°C

Additional Information:

pH 2 - 5.4
Regulatory Compliance* Brazil, Canada, China, EU, Mexico, US
Technologies without Formaldehyde Donor, without Halogen, without Isothiazolinones, without Paraben
Chemistry Type with Benzylalcohol, with Organic Acids

+++ highly recommended

*For country-specific details, please contact your technical service representative.

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