Formally known as Optiphen Plus
Country Of Origin:United States
Ashland Chemical is the manufacturer and owner of the trademark Optiphen Plus. We have received legal notice that small suppliers may no longer use the brand name of the product. Therefore on 11/20/2017 we have changed the product name as they have requested.
Preservative - Sorbic Acid +2 PF
Highly effective broad spectrum antimicrobial preservative. Effective at pH levels below 6.0. No formaldehyde donors. Paraben-free. Compatible with most raw materials. Contains sorbic acid which offers protection for anti-fungal and anti-mold activity. Use in lotion, body wash, shampoo, conditioner scrubs and sprays.
Optiphen Plus can thin out some formulas-proper testing should be done.
Why People Use This Product:
To prevent bacteria, mold and fungal growth in products.
Popular Products That Use This Ingredient:
Lotions. Creams. Not for Lips.
Paraben Free. Formaldehyde Free.
Manufacturing Temperatures: No Higher than 176ºF
Formula pH: Best Below 6.0
Effective Against: Bacteria, Mold, Yeast
Recommended usage rates are provided only as a guideline for proper preservation. All new formulations should be challenge tested to ensure preservative efficacy.
DIRECTIONS: Slowly stir into liquids at a temperature below 176°F (80ºC). Common use levels for the oil are lotions and creams 0.75-1.5%. This product preserves water and oil based products with a pH below 6.0.
TIPS: Performs best when formulation pH levels are below 6.0. The recommended usage rates are provided only as a guideline to provide proper preservation. Adding at end of emulsion when product is coolest gives best results. All new formulations should be tested to ensure preservative efficacy.
STORAGE: Store in an airtight, cool, dark location. When stored properly, best used within 1 year from date of purchase.
WARNING: Not approved for lip products.
CAUTION: Keep out of reach of children and pets.
International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI):
Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid
Common Name Ingredient Listing (FDA Approved):
Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid
Optiphen Plus SDS