Optiphen™ DP preservative

Chemistry: Preservatives

INCI: Propylene Carbonate (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Dehydroacetic Acid (and) Propanediol

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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™ DP preservative is based on nature identical actives and offers broad spectrum protection. Optiphen™ DP preservative is the first preservative launched in the Optiphen™ P technology platform. It provides comprehensive antimicrobial protection in aqueous and emulsion-type personal care formulations and incorporates an optimized delivery system to maximize the actives efficacy usually without interfering or destabilizing cosmetic formulations, such as emulsions. The preservative can be used in cosmetic formulations conforming to ecolabels such as Bra Miljöval (Good environmental choice), Nordic Ecolabelling (Swan) and EU Ecolabel (Flower) 2014/893/EC.

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Trade Name: Optiphen™ DP preservative

Features and Benefits
  • microbiostatic spectrum of activity, in some formulations addtional booster is needed
  • global use
  • cost efficient
  • optimized delivery withou alcoholic antimicrobials


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

Use Levels: 0.3 - 2.0%

Max. Temperature During Production: Below 80°C

Additional Information:

pH 2 - 6
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

+++ highly recommended

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

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