Optiphen Plus Preservative
Optiphen Plus is a top choice globally approved preservative system developed for personal care formulations where a formulator requires a paraben and formaldehyde-free preservative system.
Optiphen Plus preservative is an innovative preservative package made up of a blend of phenoxyethanol, sorbic acid and an emollient base offering effective protection against bacteria, yeast and mold growth with the added benefit of imparting emolliency with the caprylyl glycol. This combination makes Optiphen Plus a true multi-functional ingredient since the caprylyl glycol imparts good moisturizing and good after feel to products like cosmetic and skin care formulations. Plus the caprylyl glycol provides some good viscosity modification in some formulations. This combination makes Optiphen and Optiphen Plus more than just a preservative.
Optiphen Plus is very useful in formulations like creams, sunscreens, lotions, color cosmetics, body washes and shampoo applications.
It works well and is effective in formulations at or below a pH of 6.0.
Optiphen Plus is effective as a stand-alone system and functions well with other preservatives.
Optiphen Plus is used in all types of applications. It is often used in aqueous and emulsion-type personal care formulations.
Optiphen Plus is compatible with most raw materials in the personal care industry.
May solidify at temperatures below 77°F. Gently heat at 104° to 122°F and stir to ensure homogeneity.
INCI Name and CAS No.
- Product Name: Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid
- CAS no: 122-99-6 / 1117-86-8 / 110-44-1
- Appearance: Clear Liquid
- Color: Light Yellow
- Odor: Characteristic Odor
- Flash Point: >124°C
- Solubility in water: Water Soluble
- Density: 1.014 -1.024 g/cm3
Use in Crafting
Usage rate: 0.75 to 1.5%
Typically Optiphen Plus is added in to water phase or cool down (preferred method)
Use in formulations with a final pH below 6.0
Using Optiphen Plus may occasionally result in thinner emulsions. Test first. Increase the thickener as needed to maintain product consistency
May solidify at temperatures below 77°F. Gently heat at 104° to 122°F and stir to ensure homogeneity
Storage - Store tightly closed in a cool, dry, protected from direct sunlight 24 month shelf, properly stored / handled
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same great quality as I would expect but much easier on my wallet
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Good price for the amount I got.