Water Soluble Non-Irritating Preservation Component
Lexgard® H is a versatile solvent that can also boost or aid the preservation of cosmetic formulations by creating a biostatic environment that prevents growth of microorganisms.
- Bacteriostatic booster
- Multifunctional Medium Chain Terminal Diol
- Water soluble
- Non-irritating to skin
- Moisturizer & solvent
- 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
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How to Use
Recommended Use Level: 1 - 3%
- For use in cold or hot processes
- Mix well before using.
- Add to water phase (below 80°C) or during cool down phase (~40°C)
Please request an Alternative Preservation Formulators 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® H can be a complete system for certain formulations or a component of your broad spectrum customized system.
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