optiphen™ 300 preservative

chemistry: antimicrobials

INCI: Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol

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optiphen™ 300 preservative is a colorless to light yellow aqueous solution that contains the antimicrobial active phenoxyethanol. An additional booster increases the broad spectrum activity against micro-organisms. It can be used in a variety of cosmetic formulations. The excellent pH compatibility allows use in acidic and slightly alkaline formulations. It is applicable for use in a variety of rinse off personal care preparations such as shampoos and conditioners. It is also suitable for cosmetics like creams, emulsions, lotions, and gels.

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trade name: optiphen™ 300 preservative

features and benefits
  • broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, yeast and mold (additional fungicidal protection may be needed in difficult formulations)
  • effective over pH of 4 to 8
  • global use


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

use levels: 0.75 - 1.1%

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.

sustainability features

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