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Optiphen Plus, a Paraben and formaldehyde free 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.
The 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.
Optiphen Plus performs best in formulations below 6.0 pH. Depending on the formulation, Optiphen Plus has also been proven effective at pH levels above 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.
This is for 1 pound
Clear to light yellow non viscous liquid
Storage - Store tightly closed in a cool, dry, protected from direct sunlight
24 month shelf, properly stored / handled
Usage rate: 0.75 to 1.5%
Typically Optiphen Plus is added in to water phase or cool down (preferred method)
Performs best in formulations with final pH below 6.0
Using Optiphen PLUS may result in thinner emulsions. Test first. Increase the thickener as needed to maintain product consistency
May solidify at temperatures below 77F. Gently heat at 104 to 122F and stir to ensure homogeneity
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