Optiphen™ MIT preservatives

Optiphen MIT preservatives are approved for use in all major markets, compatible with a variety of formulations and not based on paraben, formaldehyde or halogens. These methylisothiazolinone-based preservatives can be used in products that are typically considered difficult to preserve with conventional preservatives. Effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast and mold, they offer excellent heat stability, work across a wide pH window and are easily solubilized in water. For more information, contact carepreservatives@ashland.com.

Application Information

Applications

Description

Benefits

Hair Care

Suggested applications include conditioners, gels, mousses, novel stylers, shampoos, styling lotions/creams.

Broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, yeast and mold

Skin Care

Suggested applications include body care, color cosmetics, face and body washes, facial care, and wipes.

Broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, yeast and mold

Sun Care

Suggested applications include after-sun, self-tanning, and sunscreen applications.

Broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, yeast and mold

Document Library

Product Literature(publicly available)

Additional Product Literature

Safety Data Sheets

Technical Information

Formulations and Solution Properties


Optiphen MIT preservative
INCI Name: Aqua (Water) (and) Methylisothiazolinone

  • Effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria
  • Effective between pH 2 and 10

   


Optiphen MIT presrvative chemistry
Optiphen MIT presrvative chemistry

 


Optiphen MIT Plus preservative
INCI Name: Aqua (Water) (and) Methylisothiazolinone (and) Phenethyl Alcohol (and) PPG-2-Methyl Ether

  • Broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, yeast and mold
  • Effective between pH 2 and 10

   


Optiphen MIT Plus preservative chemistry
Optiphen MIT Plus preservative chemistry

 


Optiphen MIT Ultra preservative
INCI Name: Aqua (Water) (and) Methylisothiazolinone (and) Phenylpropanol (and) Propylene Glycol

  • Broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, yeast and mold
  • Effective between pH 2 and 10

   


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Optiphen MIT Ultra preservative chemistry

Market Information

Markets

Application

Product Types or Functions

Personal Care
Hair Care, Skin Care, Sun Care
Preservative