optiphen™ hd multifunctional

chemistry: antimicrobial

INCI: 1,2-Hexanediol

optiphen™ hd is a global multifunctional additive. The 1,2-alkanediol can be combined with very low doses of preservatives to effectively preserve personal care formulations acting as potentiator. Based on 1,2-hexanediol it can be used in a variety of cosmetic formulations. optiphen™ hd multifunctional is well known and widely used in personal care applications due to its perfect water solubility, its balanced way of boosting preservative activity and imparting emolliancy while being effective over a very wide pH range.

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trade name: optiphen™ hd multifunctional

features and benefits
  • moisturizing agent
  • solvent for active ingredients
  • humectant
  • preservative booster
  • easy to formulate due to excellent water solubility


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

use levels: 0.5 - 3%

max. temperature during production: below 80 °C

additional information

pH 2 - 10
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

+++ highly recommended

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

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