Shield & Protect

Protecting beauty & personal care products from microorganisms is critically important. It ensures both user safety and product longevity. Safe preservation at INOLEX centers on finding safe, effective, and consumer acceptable ways to protect products from microbial contamination. We employ the hurdle technology approach: instead of using one powerful traditional preservative, multiple barriers to microbial growth (or “hurdles”) are established to keep microorganisms in check.

Customizable Solutions

Your strenuous journey to effective preservation ends with INOLEX. Our broad portfolio of solutions includes individual multifunctional components and complete broad spectrum systems so you can choose your approach to preservation. Whether you choose a customized components approach or an all-in-one broad spectrum system, INOLEX preservation ingredients are a critical part of your formulations’ microbial growth “hurdles” for broad spectrum antimicrobial control.

Featured Products

Lexgard® MHG Natural MB

100% Natural Preservation & Anti-Soaping Agent
  • Anti-soaping effect for silicone-free emulsions
  • Odor protection for natural deodorants
  • 100% plant-based & COSMOS approved
  • Strong protection against bacteria & yeast
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Spectrastat™ MHG Natural MB

Multi-Benefit Plant-Based Preservation Innovation
  • Broad spectrum performance passing industry standard test criteria
  • Preserves skin’s microbiome
  • Cold processable
  • 100% natural & NATRUE approved
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Spectrastat™ G2 Natural MB

100% Natural Broad Spectrum Preservation System
  • Plant-based preservation system
  • NATRUE approved & 100% biobased content
  • Broad spectrum performance
  • Pass industry-standard challenge test
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Natural Broad Spectrum Systems

Natural preservation that works is no longer a myth. These natural systems are derived from sustainable plants and optimized for efficient broad spectrum performance. Protect against bacteria, yeast, and mold and pass industry standard tests, including EP-A, USP 51, and PCPC.

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Spectrastat™ PHL

Water Soluble, Non-Irritating Complete Preservation System
  • Cold processable
  • Non-irritating to skin
  • Broad spectrum performance, pass industry standard-tests
  • Natural-derived, 66% biobased content
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Spectrastat™ G2 Natural MB

100% Natural Broad Spectrum Preservation System
  • Plant-based preservation system
  • NATRUE approved & 100% biobased content
  • Broad spectrum performance
  • Pass industry-standard challenge test
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Spectrastat™ MHG Natural MB

Multi-Benefit Plant-Based Preservation Innovation
  • Broad spectrum performance passing industry standard test criteria
  • Preserves skin’s microbiome
  • Cold processable
  • 100% natural & NATRUE approved
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Spectrastat™ OEL

Cold Processable Broad Spectrum Preservation System
  • Broad spectrum, self-preserving system
  • Optimized for wipes and cold process formulas
  • Pass industry-standard tests
  • Multi-functional components create multi-benefit system
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Spectrastat™ OL

Cold Processable Broad Spectrum Preservation System
  • Optimized for wipes and cold process formulas
  • Pass industry-standard tests
  • Free of traditional preservatives
  • Broad spectrum, self-preserving system
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Natural Multifunctional Components

For a customized approach to preservation, use plant-based multifunctional components to create a tailored preservation system for any formula. From medium chain terminal diols (MCTDs) to caprylhydroxamic acid, these ingredients can be a complete system for certain formulations or components of your broad spectrum customized system.

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Lexgard® Natural MB

100% Plant-Based Optimized Preservation Combination
  • 100% natural & COSMOS certified
  • Optimized bacteriostatic system
  • Emollient, co-emulsifier, & skin re-fatting agent
  • Create alternative preservation systems
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Lexgard® MHG Natural MB

100% Natural Preservation & Anti-Soaping Agent
  • Anti-soaping effect for silicone-free emulsions
  • Odor protection for natural deodorants
  • 100% plant-based & COSMOS approved
  • Strong protection against bacteria & yeast
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Lexgard® GMCY MB

100% Natural Multi-Functional Preservation Component
  • 85% monoester version of glyceryl caprylate
  • 100% plant-based & COSMOS certified
  • Multifunctional Emollient, moisturizer, & wetting agent
  • China IECIC listed
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Zeastat™

100% Natural Water-Soluble Preservation Component
  • 100% certified biobased content
  • Strong protection against yeast and mold
  • Water soluble & cold processable
  • Effective at wide pH range
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More Broad Spectrum Systems

These systems are complete solutions for effective coverage against bacteria, yeast, and mold in all formulation types. Pass industry standard tests with these broad spectrum complete systems.

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Spectrastat™

Versatile Broad Spectrum Preservation System
  • Protect against bacteria, yeast, and mold
  • Pass industry standard tests at wide pH range
  • Alternative to traditional preservatives
  • Widely used in the market
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Spectrastat™ BHL

Non-Irritating Broad Spectrum Preservation System
  • Broad spectrum performance
  • Self-preserving from Hurdle Technology approach
  • Non-irritating to skin
  • Water soluble & cold processable
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Spectrastat™ E

Versatile Broad Spectrum Preservation System
  • Optimized for a wide pH range
  • Broad spectrum performance from Hurdle Technology approach
  • Go phenoxyethanol-free
  • Effective in wide range of product types
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Phenostat™

Traditional Preservative System
  • Combination of traditional and alternative preservation
  • Cost-effective
  • Broad spectrum performance
  • Pass industry standard tests
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Benzostat™

Traditional Preservative System
  • Combination of traditional and alternative preservation
  • Cost-effective
  • Broad spectrum performance at wide pH range
  • Pass industry standard tests
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Aromastat™

Broad Spectrum Preservation System
  • Light rose scent
  • Broad spectrum preservation performance
  • Pass industry-standard tests
  • Effective at wide pH range
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More Multifunctional Components

Create customized preservation solutions with multifunctional components. Use alone or with other components depending your formula’s needs.

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Lexgard® E

Multi-Functional Humectant & Preservation Component
  • Anti-soaping effect & skin conditioning agent
  • Bacteriostatic component for preservation
  • Create alternative systems with Hurdle Technology
  • Multi-benefit ingredient
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Lexgard® H

Water Soluble Non-Irritating Preservation Component
  • Bacteriostatic booster
  • Water soluble & non-irritating to skin
  • Moisturizer & solvent
  • Component for Hurdle Technology preservation systems
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Lexgard® O

Humectant and Bacteriostatic Preservation Component
  • Widely used preservation component
  • Humectant, moisturizer, & wetting agent
  • Strong protection against bacteria
  • Alternative to traditional preservatives
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Lexgard® SC-10

Preservation Component Combination with Tocopherol
  • Multi-functional preservation component
  • Bacteriostatic booster
  • Humectant, emollient, and moisturizer
  • Cold processable
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Lexgard® SC-50

Preservation Component Combination with Tocopherol
  • Multi-functional preservation component
  • Bacteriostatic booster
  • Humectant, emollient, and moisturizer
  • Cold processable
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