Lexgard® HPOE

Caprylyl Glycol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin (and) Hexylene Glycol (and) Phenoxyethanol

Traditional Preservative System

Lexgard® HPOE is a paraben-free preservative blend that can be used to provide cost effective, broad spectrum antimicrobial protection.

  • Broad pH range
  • Includes skin conditioning agents
  • Effective in emulsions, creams and lotions in addition to surfactant-based products such as shower gels, facial cleansers and shampoos
  • Broad spectrum performance
  • Free of parabens, formaldehyde donors, and MIT

Micro summary:

  • Controls bacteria (gram +/-), yeast, and mold
  • Pass results with industry standard tests: EP-A, USP51, and PCPC
  • Pass results with recommended use level at pH 4-8: 1 - 1.5% (w/w)

Standards & Certifications

Non-palm Derived
Halal Certified
China IECIC Listed
Vegan & Cruelty-free
Kosher Compliant
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Additional Information

How to Use

Recommended Use Level: 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).

Please request an Alternative Preservation Formulators Guide for more information

Primary Feedstocks

  • Petrochemical

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

Science Behind

This preservative system employs traditional preservation in conjunction with the Hurdle Technology approach, utilizing a combination of multifunctional ingredients to create a hostile environment for microbial growth.

Lexgard® HPOE includes the following components to create a complete broad spectrum preservation system:

  • Caprylyl Glycol: Skin conditioning agent that prevents the growth of bacteria in formulation
  • Ethylhexylglycerin: Skin conditioning agent that prevents the growth of bacteria in formulation
  • Phenoxyethanol: A traditional preservative
  • Hexylene glycol: A carrier for ease of formulation

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