Preservatives are imperative ingredients for any cosmetic with water. Lotions made from scratch are the most popular application, but they are also used in scrubs, shaving creams, and facial spritzes. Any product with the possibility of water contamination needs a preservative to keep the product safe, and prevent mold, bacteria, and yeast growth.
Effective against Gram-positive & Gram-negative bacteria as well as yeast and mold. Recommended to preserve water containing formulations such as liquid soaps as well as those containing proteins and extracts.
Provides broad spectrum protection against bacteria, yeast, and mold and is most effective in applications such as creams and lotions where the pH is not above 6.0. Not effective in non-ionic surfactants and emulsifiers. Paraben free. Does not contain formaldehyde or formaldehyde releasers.
Highly effective broad spectrum antimicrobial preservative. Effective at pH levels below 6.0. No formaldehyde donors. Paraben-free. Compatible with most raw materials. Optiphen Plus can thin out some formulas-proper testing should be done.