Lexgard® GH70 Natural

Glyceryl Heptanoate

100% Natural Ultra-Mild Preservation Component

Lexgard® GH70 Natural is a multifunctional ingredient that provides antimicrobial control in formulations. This innovative glyceryl ester is significantly more mild to skin than traditional preservation components making it well suited to sensitive skin, facial care, and baby care applications.

  • Bacteriostatic booster
  • Mild to skin
  • Liquid format
  • Cold processable
  • Ideal for clear formulations
  • Multifunctional glyceryl ester
  • Entirely plant-based
  • Effective in emulsions, surfactant-based products, sunscreens, and wipes juice formulations
  • Free of parabens, formaldehyde donors, MIT, phenoxyethanol, and other traditional preservatives
  • Building block for a customized Hurdle Technology system

Micro Summary

  • Controls bacteria (gram +/-)
  • Pass results with industry standard tests: EP-B, USP51, and PCPC
  • Pass results with recommended use level at pH 4-8: 1.0 – 1.5% (w/w)
  • Use in combination with yeast & mold control agent for broad spectrum protection

Standards & Certifications

100% Natural
100% USDA certified biobased content
Natural Origin Index: 1.0
Readily Biodegradable
COSMOS Approved
NATRUE Approved
Halal Certified
NSF/ANSI 305 Approved
Clean Beauty Preferred
Kosher Compliant
Vegan & Cruelty-free
Non-palm Derived
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Additional Information

How to Use

Recommended Use Level:

  • O/W Emulsion: 1.0 - 1.5%
  • O/W Sunscreens: 1.0 - 1.5%
  • Cleansers: 1.0 - 1.5%
  • Wipe Juices: 1.0 - 1.5%

Use Instruction:

  • For use in cold or hot process
  • Mix well before using
  • Add to water phase (below 80°C) or during cool down phase (~40°C)
  • For clear formulations, solubilize using LexSolv™ Essential

Please request an Alternative Preservation Formulators Guide for more information

Sustainable Design

Sustainability is embedded in Inolex's design philosophy. Lexgard® GH70 Natural design was guided by the Principles of Green Chemistry and life cycle thinking.

Green Chemistry & Sustainable Life Cycle Highlights:

  • renewable feedstocks
  • readily biodegradable
  • no solvents or catalysts used
  • non-aqueous product
  • benign starting materials makes for safer chemical synthesis
  • contributes to a safely preserved formula for consumer use

Primary Feedstocks

  • Castor
  • Coconut

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

Science Behind

This alternative preservation component contributes to creating a hostile environment for microbial growth as part of a Hurdle Technology approach. Lexgard® GH70 Natural can be a complete system for certain formulations or a component of your broad spectrum customized system.

Preservation Mechanism of Action
Medium-chain amphiphilic compound that interacts with cell membranes (lipid bilayers) enhancing cell permeability.

Glyceryl Heptanoate is a multifunctional component. It is a skin conditioning agent, an emulsifying agent, and wetting agent.

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