optiphen™ bd preservative

chemistry: antimicrobials

INCI/chemical name: Benzyl Alcohol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Dehydroacetic Acid

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optiphen™ bd preservative is based on a combination of benzoic acid and dehydroacetic acid in benzyl alcohol. Ashland's nature-identical preservatives are ideal solutions for products aimed at the Eco-aware consumer. optiphen™ bd preservative is ECOCERT-, NATRUE-, COSMOS - and BDIH-compliant. The synthetic version of naturally occurring substances with excellent efficacy has proven to be an effective preservative system. This product is well suited for a veriety of natural personal care prodcts, if they conform to the necessary pH- conditions.

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features and benefits
  • microbiostatic spectrum of activity against bacteria, mold and yeast with global use
  • effective up to pH 6.4


leave-on +++
rinse-off +++
wet wipes +++

+++ highly recommended

use levels: 0.3-1.0%

max. temperature during production: below 80°C

additional information

pH 2 - 6.4
regulatory compliance Brazil, Canada, China, EU, Japan, Mexico, US
technologies without formaldehyde donor, without halogen, without isothiazolinones, without paraben, without phenoxyethanol
chemistry type with benzylalcohol, with organic acids

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