INCI ADOPTED NAME
Caprylyl Glycol (and) Propanediol
Lexgard O-EZ is a blend of multifunctional ingredients that allows formulators to use hurdle technology to create self-preserving formulations. Lexgard O-EZ includes caprylyl glycol, a light, medium spreading emollient that also has antimicrobial properties, and propanediol a humectant with antimicrobial boosting properties.
Lexgard O-EZ is a liquid solution form of caprylyl glycol and unlike pure caprylyl glycol it does not need to be heated and melted before use. Lexgard O-EZ remains fully homogenous liquid at temperatures as low as 0⁰ C, and thus is very easy to use in a production setting. Lexgard O-EZ is especially useful in cold-process applications, such as toiletries and wet wipes.
By using Lexgard O-EZ in the practice of hurdle technology, formulations that pass challenge tests can be created without the inclusion of traditional preservatives such as parabens, isothiazolinones and formaldehyde donors. A formulation strategy that includes Lexgard O-EZ may be used to achieve preservative-free and paraben-free claims.