Lexgard® GCP MB

Phenethyl alcohol (and) Glyceryl Caprylate

Fragrance & Preservation Component

Lexgard® GCP MB is a biostatic skin conditioning agent and fragrance component blend that can aid in the preservation of cosmetic formulations.

  • Bacteriostatic booster
  • Light rose-scented fragrance
  • Emollient and moisturizer
  • Effective in emulsions, creams and lotions in addition to surfactant-based products such as shower gels, facial cleansers and shampoos
  • Free of parabens, formaldehyde donors, MIT, phenoxyethanol, and other traditional preservatives
  • Building block for a customized Hurdle Technology system

Micro Summary

  • Controls bacteria (gram +/-)
  • Use in combination with yeast & mold control agent for broad spectrum protection

Standards & Certifications

Clean Beauty Preferred
Kosher Compliant
China IECIC Listed
Vegan & Cruelty-free
Halal Certified
RSPO Mass Balance Certified
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Additional Information

How to Use

Recommend Use Level: 0.8 -1.0%

Use Instruction:

  • Gently heat to 45 - 50°C
  • Mix well before using
  • Add to water phase (below 80°C) or during cool down phase (~40°C)

Primary Feedstocks

  • Petrochemical
  • Coconut
  • Palm

For more information about the origin and processing of this ingredient, please request a Technical & Regulatory Dossier.

The Science Behind

This alternative preservation system employs the Hurdle Technology approach, utilizing a combination of multifunctional ingredients to create a hostile environment for microbial growth.

Lexgard® GCP MB includes the following multifunctional components and can be a complete system for certain formulations or a component of your broad spectrum customized system.

  • Glyceryl Caprylate: A skin conditioning agent and emulsifying agent that prevents the growth of bacteria in formulation
  • Phenethyl alcohol: A carrier for ease of formulation and helps prevent the growth of bacteria in formulation

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