INCI Name: Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol also known as Sorbic Acid + 2PF
Recommended Use Levels: 0.5% - 1.5%
ISP's first globally approved preservative in the Optiphen family developed as an alternative for personal care formulations requiring a paraben and formaldehyde-free preservative system. Optiphen consists of Phenoxyethanol in an emollient base of Caprylyl Glycol. The combination of these ingredients provides optimized protection against microbial growth while imparting exceptional feel to the finished product.
Optiphen can be used in a wide variety of personal care products including aqueous
and anhydrous systems and emulsions. It can be added directly to the formulation during pre- or post-emulsification at or below 60°C (140°F). There are no pH restrictions and it is compatible with most raw materials.
CAUTION: Toxic, avoid direct eye contact, flush with water and do not rub as scratching will result. External uses only, do not ingest and keep away from children. Wear protective equipment breathing apparatus and suit.