Lexgard® GMCY MB
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
- Controls bacteria (gram +/-)
- Use in combination with yeast & mold control agent for broad spectrum protection
Standards & Certifications
How to Use
Recommended Use Level: 1.0 - 1.5%
- Gently heat to 45 - 50°C
- 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 Formulation Guide for more information
For more information about the origin and processing of this ingredient, please request a Technical & Regulatory Dossier.
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.
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