Optiphen™ BS preservative | Rokonsal™ BS preservative

Chemistry: Preservatives

INCI: Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate

The natural movement continues to drive consumer buying habits, so it's no surprise that marketers also harbor a preference for all things green.  That's why Ashland's nature-identical preservatives are ideal solutions for products aimed at the Eco-aware consumer. ECOCERT-, NATRUE-, COSMOS - and BDIH-compliant Rokonsal™ and Optiphen™ BS and BSB-type preservatives are synthetic versions of naturally occurring substances with excellent efficacy and global approval for rinse-off and leave-on applications.  These preservatives support a variety of natural personal care products.

Optiphen BS preservative is sold as Rokonsal BS preservative in EMEA.


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Trade Name: Optiphen™ BS preservative | Rokonsal™ BS preservative

Features and Benefits
  • microstatic spectrum of activity
  • effective up to pH 5.4
  • nature-identical combination
  • global use


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

Use Levels: 0.3-1.0%

Max. Temperature During Production: below 80°C

Additional Information:

pH 2 - 5.4
Regulatory Compliance* Brazil, Canada, China, EU, Japan, Mexico, US
Technologies without Formaldehyde Donor, without Halogen, without Isothiazolinones, without Paraben, without Phenoxyethanol
Chemistry Type with Organic Acids

+++ highly recommended, ++ recommended, + suitable

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

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