Spectrastat™ CGE Natural MB

Caprylhydroxamic Acid (and) Caprylyl Glyceryl Ether (and) Propanediol

100% Natural Broad Spectrum Preservation System

Spectrastat™ CGE Natural MB is a plant-based, optimized combination of multifunctional ingredients that allows formulators to create self-preserving natural formulations.

  • Broad pH range
  • Effective in cleansing compositions, emulsions, wipes lotions and color cosmetics
  • 100% certified biobased content
  • Broad spectrum performance
  • Self-preserving from Hurdle Technology approach
  • Free of parabens, formaldehyde donors, MIT, phenoxyethanol, and other traditional preservatives
  • Cold processable
  • Liquid format

Micro summary:

  • Controls bacteria (gram +/-), yeast, and mold
  • Recommended use level at pH 4-8: 1.5 – 2.5% (w/w)

Standards & Certifications

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100% Natural
100% USDA certified biobased content
Natural Origin Index: 1.0
Readily Biodegradable
Clean Beauty Preferred
Halal Certified
Vegan & Cruelty-free
Kosher Compliant
RSPO Mass Balanced Certified

How to Use

Recommended Use Level: 1.5 - 2.5%

Use Instruction:

  • 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.

Sustainable Design

Sustainability is embedded in INOLEX's design philosophy. Spectrastat™ CGE Natural MB design was guided by the Principles of Green Chemistry and life cycle thinking.

Green Chemistry & Sustainable Life Cycle Highlights:

  • renewable feedstocks
  • expected to be readily biodegradable*
  • safe catalysts used
  • non-aqueous product
  • benign starting materials makes for safer chemical synthesis
  • contributes to a safely preserved formula for consumer use

*based on its structure and/or the biodegradability of its components

Primary Feedstocks

  • Palm
  • Coconut
  • Corn

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

The 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.

Spectrastat™ CGE Natural MB includes the following multifunctional components to create a complete broad spectrum preservation system:

  • Caprylhydroxamic Acid: A 100% natural organic acid and chelating agent that prevents the growth of yeast and mold in formulation. Unlike most organic acids used in preservation, caprylhydroxamic acid remains undissociated at neutral pH.
  • Caprylyl Glyceryl Ether: An easy to spread and light emollient that prevents the growth of bacteria in formulation.
  • Propanediol: A carrier for ease of formulation.

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