Lexgard® OE70

Caprylyl Glycol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin

Cold Processable Preservation Component Combination

Lexgard® OE 70 is a cold processable blend of humectants that can also boost or aid the preservation of cosmetic formulations.

  • Bacteriostatic booster
  • Blend of 70% Lexgard® O and 30% Lexgard® E
  • Humectant
  • Multifunctional Medium Chain Terminal Diol
  • Emollient & moisturizer
  • 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

Clean Beauty Preferred
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: 0.5 - 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 alternative preservation system employs the Hurdle Technology approach, utilizing a combination of multifunctional ingredients to create a hostile environment for microbial growth.

Lexgard® OE70 includes the following multifunctional components and can be a complete system for certain formulations or a component of your broad spectrum customized system.

  • Caprylyl Glycol: A skin conditioning agent that prevents the growth of bacteria in formulation
  • Ethylhexylglycerin: A skin conditioning agent that prevents the growth of bacteria in formulation

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