Description: Phenoxyethanol is a versatile, widely used preservative for personal care formulations. The addition of triethylene glycol increases its effectiveness by lowering its surface tension in order to enhance its activity at the cell membranes of microorganisms. Iscaguard PEG has a broad, balanced spectrum of activity against bacteria, yeasts, mould and fungi.
Tests have shown that Phenoxyethanol in combination with trimethylene glycol demonstrated a significant increase in antimicrobial activity compared to phenoxyethanol alone.
Use: Iscaguard PEG is compatible with most personal care ingredients. In aqueous formulations, heating to 40°C may be required in order to fully dissolve the preservatives. Dosage recommend is 0.4 – 1.0 %
- Shampoo & Shower Gel (Rinse Off)
- Cream & lotions (Leave on)
- Wet Wipes
- O/W Emulsions
- W/O Emulsions
- Eye Care
- Lip Care
- Oral Care
- Baby Care under 3 years
Effective pH Range: 3 to 9
Paraben Free. Formaldehyde Free. Thiazolinone Free.
Manufacturing Temperatures: No Higher than 176°F (80ºC)
- It has a broad, balanced spectrum of activity against bacteria, yeasts, mold and fungi.
- Widely used preservative for personal care formulations
- It is free from parabens, thiazolinone and formaldehyde
INCI: Phenoxyethanol and Triethylene glycol
Always test formulations. This product is intended for external use only.