Lexgard® O

Caprylyl Glycol

Multifunctional Humectant & Preservation Component

Lexgard® O is a widely used humectant 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
  • Emollient, moisturizer & wetting agent
  • 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

Readily Biodegradable
Clean Beauty Preferred
Vegan & Cruelty-free
Non-palm Derived
China IECIC Listed
Halal Certified
Kosher Compliant
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Additional Information

How to Use

Recommended Use Level:

  • O/W Emulsion: 0.5 - 1.0%
  • O/W Sunscreens: 0.5 - 1.0%
  • Cleansers: 1.0 - 1.5%
  • Wipe Juices: 1.0 - 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

  • Petrochemical

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

The Science Behind

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

Caprylyl glycol is a skin conditioning agent that prevents the growth of bacteria in formulation.

Prototypes Created With This Product

The Shampoo Bar

A sustainable take on a traditional shampoo, this waterless bar cleans without stripping. AminoSensyl™ HC rehydrates and conditions hair. LexFeel™ N5 MB provides combability with the benefit of silicone-free.

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