INCI: Benzyl Alcohol (and) Aqua (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium SorbateProduct Category: Preservative
Optiphen BSB-W is a globally approved, broad spectrum liquid preservative system that does not contain any halo-organic compounds, formaldehyde, formaldehyde releasers or parabens. Optiphen™ BSB-W is effective against Gram-negative bacteria, yeast and mold. This preservative was designed specifically for personal care formulations with a pH up to 5.4 due to the inclusion of organic acids. It is based on a combination of nature-identical substances: Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate and Benzyl Alcohol.
Optiphen BSB-W is a synthetic version of naturally occurring substance with excellent efficacy and global approval for rinse-off and leave-on applications. It can be worked into final products at temperatures between 10°C and 80°C. Strong oxidizing agents and strong acids can lead to decomposition of the active ingredients.
- Rinse-off Cosmetics
- This preservative has proven to be an effective preserving system for rinse-off products such as shampoos, shower gels, foam baths, etc. These products generally have slightly acidic pH which is a necessary condition for safe use of Optiphen BSB-W
- Care Products
- Optiphen BSB-W is well suited for high quality care cosmetics like creams, lotions, emulsions and gels, if they confirm to the necessary pH conditions. This preservative can be used in O/W and W/O emulsions.
- Wet Wipes
- Its excellent water solubility makes Optiphen BSB-W easy to incorporate in aqueous based systems such as wet wipe solutions. It is important to control the acidic pH value after the wipe is produced. This helps to eliminate any possible influence of the base sheet.
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Benzyl Alcohol (and) Aqua (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate