Optiphen™ preservatives

Chemistry: Preservatives

INCI: Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol

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Optiphen™ preservatives are approved for use in all major markets, compatible with a variety of formulations and not based on paraben, formaldehyde or halogens. Effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast and mold, they offer excellent heat stability, work across a wide pH window and are easily solubilized in water.

Optiphen 200 preservative and Optiphen 300 preservative are also available in NA and EMEA.


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Features and Benefits
  • broad-spectrum activity against baceteria, yeast and mold
  • effective over pH of 4 to 8
  • global use


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

Use Levels: 0.75-1.5%

Max. Temperature During Production: below 80°C

Additional Information:

pH 4 - 8
Regulatory Compliance* Brazil, Canada, China, EU, Japan, Mexico, US
Technologies without Formaldehyde Donor, without Halogen, without Isothiazolinones, without Paraben
Chemistry Type with Multifunctional Ingredient, with Phenoxyethanol

+++ highly recommended, ++ recommended

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

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