Optiphen™ DLP Preservative

Chemistry: Preservatives

INCI: Propylene Carbonate (and) Dehydroacetic Acid

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Ashland’s Optiphen P platform is the next generation technology platform without alcoholic antimicrobials, based on an optimized delivery system which serves to ostensibly maximize preservative efficacy without interfering or destabilizing cosmetic formulations. All of the preservative products offered within the Optiphen P platform address today’s demands for cost-efficient preservatives that follow natural ingredient trends. Optiphen™ DLP preservative is based on a nature identical active and provides excellent antifungal boosting at lower use levels. When used at higher dosages full protection can be achieved.

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Trade Name: Optiphen™ DLP Preservative

Features and Benefits
  • antifungal boosting activity at low levels; full antimicrobial spectra at high levels
  • cost efficient preservative based on natural identical active ingredient
  • optimized delivery system without alcoholic antimicrobials


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

Use Levels: 0.3 - 2.0%

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 Multifunctional Ingredient, with Organic Acids

+++ highly recommended

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

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