optiphen™ dlp preservative

chemistry: antimicrobials

INCI/chemical name: Propylene Carbonate (and) Dehydroacetic Acid (Active ingredients without auxiliaries.)

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Ashland's optiphen™ p platform is the next generation technology platform without alcoholic antimicrobials, based on an optimized delivery system which serves to ostensibly maximize preservative efficacy without interfering or destabilizing cosmetic formulations. All of the preservative products offered within the optiphen™ p platform address today’s demands for cost-efficient preservatives that follow natural ingredient trends. 

optiphen™ dlp preservative is based on a nature identical active and provides excellent antifungal boosting at lower use levels. When used at higher dosages full protection can be achieved.

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features and benefits
  • antifungal boosting activity at low levels
  • full antimicrobial spectra at high levels
  • effective up to pH 6.4
  • cost efficient preservative based on nature identical active ingredient
  • optimized delivery system without alcoholic antimicrobials


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

+++ highly recommended

use levels: 0.3 - 2.0%

max. temperature during production: below 80°C

additional information

pH 2 - 6.4
regulatory compliance Brazil, Canada, China, EU, Japan, Mexico, US
technologies without formaldehyde donor, without halogen, without isothiazolinones, without paraben, without phenoxyethanol
chemistry type with multifunctional ingredient, with organic acids

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