optiphen™ gp preservative

chemistry: antimicrobials

INCI: Phenoxyethanol (and) Propanediol (and) Propylene Carbonate (and) Caprylhydroxamic Acid (and) O-cymen-5-ol

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 and solves the growing consumer interest in natural and nature-derive ingredients, as 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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trade name: optiphen™ gp preservative

features and benefits
  • broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, yeast and mold
  • sophisticated delivery system optimizes the efficiency of the active ingredients
  • combining no skin irritation and good compatibility in a wide range of personal care products
  • effective over pH range 4 to 8
  • readily biodegradable and sustainable


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

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

+++ highly recommended

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

sustainability features

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