Lexgard® GMCY MB

Glyceryl Caprylate

100% Natural Multifunctional Preservation Component

Lexgard® GMCY MB is a multifunctional, high purity monoester that provides antimicrobial control in formulations by creating a biostatic environment that prevents growth of microorganisms.

  • Bacteriostatic booster
  • 85% monoester content
  • Multifunctional Medium Chain Terminal Diol
  • Emollient, moisturizer, & wetting agent
  • Entirely plant-based
  • 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

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100% Natural
100% USDA certified biobased content
Natural Origin Index: 1.0
Readily Biodegradable
COSMOS Approved
NATRUE Approved
NSF/ANSI 305 Approved
Clean Beauty Preferred
Halal Certified
China IECIC Listed
Vegan & Cruelty-free
Kosher Compliant
RSPO Mass Balanced Certified

How to Use

Recommended Use Level: 1 - 1.5%

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)

Please request an Alternative Preservation Formulation Guide for more information

Primary Feedstocks

  • Coconut
  • Palm

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® GMCY MB can be a complete system for certain formulations or a component of your broad spectrum customized system.

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

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