Preservatives

Germall Plus Liquid

Germall Plus Liquid is an excellent broad spectrum antimicrobial preservative. It has no known inactivators and is compatible with virtually all cosmetic ingredients. It's good for water based formulas but should not to be used in sprays or aerosols.
Germall Plus is a preservative that is intended to prevent bacteria, mold and fungal growth in products. It's commonly used in soaps, lotions, and skincare formulas. NOT intended for lips. Paraben Free. No pH restrictions.

INCI: Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

Directions: Add to formula when temperature of base is less than 122º F

Recommended usage:
Clear Gels: 0.1-0.5%
Laundry Soaps, Fabric Softeners, Dish Soap: 0.1-0.5%
Lotions & Creams, all formulations: 0.1-0.5%
Water Based Formulas: 0.1-0.5%

Optiphen Plus

Optiphen Plus is a highly effective broad spectrum antimicrobial preservative. Effective at pH levels below 6.0. No formaldehyde donors. Compatible with most raw materials. It is a reliable preservative to prevent bacteria, mold and fungal growth in products. It's commonly used in lotions and creams. NOT for lips. Paraben free, Formaldehyde free. Effective Against: Bacteria, Mold, Yeast

INCI: Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid.

Directions: Add to formula when temperature of base is less than 176º F. Works best when pH of formula is 6.0 or less.

Recommended usage:
Lotions & Creams: 0.5 – 1.5%.

Recommended usage rates are provided only as a guideline for proper preservation. All new formulations should be challenge tested to ensure preservative efficacy.

Phenonip

Phenonip is a preservative intended to prevent bacteria, mold and fungal growth in oil based products. Effective at pH levels of 3.0-8.0. It is a reliable preservative to prevent bacteria, mold and fungal growth in products. It's commonly used in lotion bars and oil based scrubs (products that may come into contact with water). NOT for lips. Very mild. Biodegradable. Effective Against: Bacteria, Mold, Yeast.

INCI: Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben.

Directions: Slowly stir into liquids at a temperature between 140°-155ºF (60°-70ºC). This product is inactivated by Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 80 and Ceteareth-20. 

Recommended usage:
Lotions, Lotion Bars & Oil Based Scrubs: 0.25 - 1%.

Recommended usage rates are provided only as a guideline for proper preservation. All new formulations should be challenge tested to ensure preservative efficacy.