optiphen™ gp preservative

chemistry: antimicrobials

INCI/chemical name: Phenoxyethanol (and) o-Cymen-5-ol (and) Caprylhydroxamic Acid (and) Propanediol (and) Propylene Carbonate

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optiphen™ gp preservative is effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast and mold. It offers excellent heat stability, works across a wide pH window and is easily solubilized in water. optiphen™ gp preservative is readily biodegradable. It provides a content of 37% natural origin, applying the ISO 16128-2:2017(E) standard. The product has been tested on delicate Asian skin, which tend to be more sensitive and it combines no skin irritation and good compatibility in a wide range of personal care products like water facial masks, fragrance free products and transparent formulations.

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features and benefits
  • combines no skin irritation and good compatibility in a wide range of personal care applications
  • provides broad-spectrum protection against bacteria, mold, and yeast with an effective pH range of 4–8


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

+++ highly recommended

use levels: 0.4 - 1.5%

max. temperature during production: below 80°C

additional information

pH 4 - 8
regulatory compliance Brazil, Canada, China, EU, Japan, Mexico
technologies without formaldehyde donor, without halogen, without isothiazolinones, without paraben
chemistry type with multifunctional ingredient, with phenoxyethanol

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