INCI: Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic AcidProduct Category: Preservative
Optiphen Plus is a preservative with broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, yeast, mold. Optiphen™ Plus is ideal for slightly acidic personal care products and is effective in pH ranges up to 6.0. It features an active blend of Phenoxyethanol and Sorbic Acid in Caprylyl Glycol. An additional booster increases the broad-spectrum activity against microorganisms. This preservative is effective as a stand-alone system and functions well with other preservatives.
Optiphen Plus is free of parabens, organic halogens, formaldehyde, and formaldehyde donors.
This preservative can be incorporated into finished products at temperatures between 10°C – 80°C. pH tolerance is given for an acidic environment, which also is required for good effectiveness. Strong oxidizing agents and alkalis lead to the decomposition of the active ingredients.
Applications for Optiphen Plus
- Rinse-off Cosmetics
- Optiphen Plus preservative is applicable for use in a variety of rinse-off personal care products such as shampoos, conditioners, face and body washes, etc.
- Optiphen Plus preservative is well suited for high-quality care-cosmetics like creams, emulsions, lotions and gels, wipes, if they conform to the necessary pH conditions. On account of its excellent dispensability, this preservative can be used in O/W and W/O emulsions.
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Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid