Description: Optiphen Plus is a water-soluble, paraben- and formaldehyde-free preservative protects against mold and bacteria in lotion and scrub. You can use Optiphen Plus in any recipe your are using water in and it helps to protect against bacteria, mold growth and even yeast! Clear to light yellow liquid.
It's a must-have for people who sell handmade bath and body products formulations requiring a paraben and formaldehyde-free preservative system, particularly within lower pH systems. Optiphen Plus performs best in formulations below 6.0 pH, but is also proven effective at pH levels above 6.0. Compatible with most raw materials. Contains sorbic acid which offers protection for anti-fungal and anti-mold activity.
Why People Use This Product: To prevent bacteria, mold and fungal growth in products.
Popular Products That Use This Ingredient:
Lotions. Creams. Not for Lips
Paraben Free. Formaldehyde Free.
Manufacturing Temperatures: No Higher than 176°F (80ºC)
Formula pH: Performs best in pH of 6.0, but also proven effective at pH levels up to 10 (ideal pH 4-10).
Effective Against: Bacteria, Mold, Yeast
- Effective broad-spectrum preservation against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast, and mold
- Extends shelf life of personal care products typically to 6-18 months
- Compatible with most cosmetic ingredients
- Provides emolliency to finished products
Use: Can be added directly to the formulation during pre- or post-emulsification at or below 60°C (140°F). For the preservation of simple surfactant products a dose of 0.5% might be sufficient. This product preserves water and oil based products.
TIPS: The recommended usage rates are provided only as a guideline to provide proper preservation. Adding at end of emulsion when product is coolest gives best results. All new formulations should be tested to ensure preservative efficacy.
Application: All kinds of skin & hair care products (incl. emulsions, aqueous and anhydrous systems), wipes, sun care products, & makeup products.
Ingredients: Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid
Always test formulations. This product is intended for external use only.