Optiphen™ preservatives

Optiphen preservatives are approved for use in all major markets, compatible with a variety of formulations and not based on paraben, formaldehyde or halogens. 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

Used in conditioners, gels, mousses, novel stylers, shampoos, styling lotions/creams.

  • Range offers protection against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast and mold

 

Skin Care

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

  • Range offers protection against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast and mold

 

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Product Literature(publicly available)

Additional Product Literature

Safety Data Sheets

Technical Information

Formulations and Solution Properties

 


Optiphen preservative
INCI Name: Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol

  • Broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, yeast and mold additional fungicidal protection may be needed in difficult formulations
  • Effective over pH of 4 to 8

   


Optiphen preservative chemistry
Optiphen preservative chemistry

 


Optiphen BD preservative
INCI Name: Benzyl Alcohol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Dehydroacetic Acid

  • Microbiostatic spectrum of activity against bacteria, mold and yeast
  • Effective up to pH 6.4
  • Nature-identical combination
  • EcoCert -, NaTrue-, COSMOS- and BDIH-compliant
  • Not available in North America

   



Optiphen BD preservative chemistry

 


Optiphen BSB-N preservative
INCI Name: Benzyl Alcohol (and) Glycerin (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Sorbic Acid

  • Effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast and mold
  • Effective up to pH 5.4
  • Nature-identical combination
  • EcoCert -, NaTrue-, COSMOS- and BDIH-compliant
  • Available as Rokonsal BSB-N preservative in EMEA

   



Optiphen BSB-N preservative chemistry

 


Optiphen BSB-W preservative
INCI Name: Benzyl Alcohol (and) Aqua (Water) (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate

  • Effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast and mold
  • Effective up to pH 5.4
  • Nature-identical combination
  • EcoCert -, NaTrue-, COSMOS- and BDIH-compliant
  • Not available in North America

   


Optiphen BSB-W preservative chemistry
Optiphen BD BSB-W preservative chemistry

 

Optiphen BSP preservative
INCI Name: Phenoxyethanol (and) Propylene Glycol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Sorbic Acid

  • Microbiostatic spectrum of activity against bacteria, mold and yeast
  • Effective up to pH 5.4
  • Available as Rokonsal™ BSP preservative in EMEA

   

 

Optiphen ND preservative
INCI Name: Phenoxyethanol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Dehydroacetic Acid

  • Microbiostatic spectrum of activity against bacteria, mold and yeast
  • Effective up to pH 6.4
  • Available as Rokonsal ND preservative in EMEA

   


Optiphen ND preservative chemistry
Optiphen ND preservative chemistry

 


Optiphen Plus preservative
INCI Name: Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid

  • Broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, yeast and mold
  • Ideal for slightly acidic personal care products
  • Effective pH range up to 6.0

   


Optiphen Plus preservative chemistry
Optiphen Plus preservative chemistry

 

Market Information

Markets

Application

Product Types or Functions

Personal Care
Hair Care, Skin Care
Preservative