Germaben II Preservative

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Germaben II Liquid Preservative

INCI: Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Methylparaben (and) Propylparaben

Liquid Germaben II is a very effective, easy to use, preservative system used in a wide variety of personal care and cosmetics products. The actives are solubilized in to propylene glycol, making it easy incorporate into formulations. The solubilized combination of Germall II with Methylparaben and Propylparaben is effective against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and against yeast and mold.

Recommended use level: 0.5 – 1.0%

Germaben II is compatible with most cosmetic ingredients, surfactants, and proteins.

Typical pH Range for use is 3 - 7

Typically used as .3 to 1.0% of the total weight of your product.

Germaben II is heat sensitive, and needs to be incorporated at temperature at or below 140F degrees or below to effectively inhibit mold and bacterial growth.

Germaben II is typically used in formulations where the water content is 75% or more. Germaben II is not effective in oil formulations exceeding about 30% or more total by weight.


  • Shampoos, hair conditioners and emulsion products 

  • Hair and Body care products

  • Normal use levels of 0.3- 1.0 % (total weight)

  • Can be used in a wide ph range (3.0-7.0)

Product Information

Product Name: Germaben II

INCI Name: Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Methylparaben (and) Propylparaben

CAS No.: 57-55-6, 78491-02-8, 99-76-3, 94-13-3

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  • 4
    Germeben II

    Posted by Steven Haymer on Apr 27th 2019

    Great price on gallon sizes for this product

  • 5

    Posted by Stephanie Dueck on Apr 5th 2019

    Excellent preservative for syndet shampoo bars and conditioner bars that are used in a wet environment.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 4th 2018

    This product is needed for my liquid products and the pricing is perfect. I love it