Optiphen™ - A Progressive Approach

    Optiphen™ preservatives from Ashland™ offer progressive benefits for personal care formulations. They are compatible with a variety of formulations and are free from parabens, formaldehyde-donors, halogens, and Methylisothiazolinone (MIT). These preservatives offer many great benefits; most of which include effectiveness against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast, and mold; excellent heat stability; water soluble; and efficacy in a wide pH range.

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Progressive Preservatives

    ProductINCIFeatures & Benefits
    Optiphen™Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol
    • Broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, yeast and mold
    • Effective over pH of 4 to 8
    • Global use
    • Use level: 0.75-1.5%
    Optiphen™ 200Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol
    • Broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, yeast and mold
    • Effective over pH of 4 to 8
    • Global use
    • Use level: 0.75-1.3%
    Optiphen™ 300Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol
    • Broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, yeast and mold
    • Additional fungicidal protection may be needed in difficult formulations
    • Effective over pH of 4 to 8
    • Global use
    • Use level: 0.75-1.1%
    Optiphen™ PlusPhenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid
    • Broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, yeast and mold
    • Ideal for slightly acidic personal care products
    • Effective pH range up to 6.0
    • Global use
    • Use level: 0.75-1.5%
    Optiphen™ BSPPhenoxyethanol (and) Propylene Glycol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Sorbic Acid
    • Microbiostatic spectrum of activity against bacteria, mold and yeast
    • Effective up to pH 5.4
    • Global use
    • Use level: 0.3-1.0%
    Optiphen™ NDPhenoxyethanol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Dehydroacetic Acid
    • Microbiostatic spectrum of activity against bacteria, mold and yeast
    • Effective up to pH 6.4
    • Global use
    • Use level: 0.3-1.0%
    Optiphen™ DPPropylene Carbonate (and)
    Benzoic Acid (and) Dehydroacetic
    Acid (and) Propanediol
    • Microbiostatic spectrum of activity, in some formulations additional booster is needed
    • Effective up to pH 6.0
    • Global use
    • Cost efficient
    • Optimized delivery system without alcoholic antimicrobials
    • Use level 0.3-2.0%
    Optiphen™ DLPPropylene Carbonate (and)
    Dehydroacetic Acid
    • Full antimicrobial spectra at high levels
    • Antifungal boosting activity at low levels
    • Effective up to pH 6.4
    • Global use
    • Cost efficient based on nature-identical active ingredient
    • Optimized delivery system without alcoholic antimicrobials
    • Use level 0.3-2.0%
    Optiphen™ BSSodium Benzoate (and)
    Potassium Sorbate
    • Microbiostatic spectrum of activity
    • Effective up to pH 5.4
    • Global use
    • 🌳 Nature-identical
    • COSMOS compliant
    • Use level 0.3-1.0%
    Optiphen™ BSB-WBenzyl Alcohol (and) Aqua (Water)
    (and) Sodium Benzoate (and)
    Potassium Sorbate
    • Effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast and mold
    • Effective up to pH 5.4
    • Global use
    • 🌳 Nature-identical
    • COSMOS compliant
    • Use level 0.3-1.0%
    Optiphen™ BSB-NBenzyl Alcohol (and) Glycerin (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Sorbic Acid
    • Effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast and mold
    • Effective up to pH 5.4
    • Global use
    • 🌳 Nature-identical
    • COSMOS validated
    • Use level 0.3-1.0%

Aromatics with Antimicrobial Properties

    ProductINCIKey Features & Benefits
    Conarom™ BPhenylpropanol, Humulus
    Lupulus (Hops) Extract
    • Aromatic ingredient that provides broad-spectrum protection
    • 🌳 Contains nature-derived and nature-identical ingredients
    • Mild flowery spicy fragrance
    • Complements aroma of final product
    • Effective pH range 4–8
    • Use level 0.2-2.0%
    Conarom™ PPhenethyl Alcohol (and)
    Caprylyl Glycol (and)
    Trideceth-8
    • Aromatic ingredient that provides broad-spectrum protection
    • 🌳 Contains nature-identical ingredients
    • Mild rose-like aroma
    • Complements aroma of final product
    • Effective pH range 4–8
    • Use level 0.3-2.0%
    Conarom™ P-2Phenethyl Alcohol (and)
    Caprylyl Glycol (and) Propanediol
    and) Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate/Sebacate
    (and) Polyglyceryl-6 Caprylate/
    Caprate (and) Aqua (Water)

     

    • Aromatic ingredient that provides broad-spectrum protection
    • 🌳 Contains nature-identical ingredients
    • Mild rose-like aroma
    • Complements aroma of final product
    • Effective pH range 4–8
    • Use level 0.3-2.0%

Preservative Boosters

    ProductINCIKey Features & Benefits
    Optiphen™ ODCaprylyl Glycol
    • Moisturizing agent
    • Solvent for active ingredients
    • Humectant
    • Liquid to waxy form
    • Use level 0.3-2.0%
    Optiphen™ HD1,2-Hexanediol
    • Moisturizing agent
    • Solvent for active ingredients
    • Humectant
    • Liquid form
    • Use level 0.5-3.0%
    Phyteq™ Raspberry IRaspberry Ketone
    • 🌳 Nature identical
    • Biodegradable
    • Strong antioxidant
    • Free radical scavenger
    • Helps protect skin elasticity
    • Use level: 0.5-1.0%
     
    Phyteq™ Raspberry N
     
    Raspberry Ketone
    • 🌳 Natural
    • COSMOS validated
    • Reduces skin inflammation and irritation
    • Improves skin biology
    • Strong antioxidant
    • Free radical scavenger
    • Use level: 0.5-1.0%

Applications

HR = Highly Recommended
R = Recommended
S = Suitable



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