Spectrastat™ G2 Natural MB

Caprylhydroxamic Acid (and) Glyceryl Caprylate (and) Glycerin

100% Natural Broad Spectrum Preservation System

Spectrastat™ G2 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

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: 1.5 – 2.0% (w/w)

Standards & Certifications

100% Natural
100% USDA certified biobased content
Natural Origin Index: 1.0
NATRUE Approved
NSF/ANSI 305 Approved
Clean Beauty Preferred
China IECIC Listed
Halal Certified
Vegan & Cruelty-free
Kosher Compliant
RSPO Mass Balance Certified
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Additional Information

How to Use

Recommended Use Level: 1.5 - 2.0%

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)
  • For clear formulations, solubilize using LexSolv™ Essential

Please request an Alternative Preservation Formulators Guide for more information.

Sustainable Design

Sustainability is embedded in INOLEX's design philosophy. Spectrastat™ G2 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

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™ G2 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.
  • Glyceryl Caprylate: A skin conditioning agent and emulsifying agent that prevents the growth of bacteria in formulation.
  • Glycerin: A 100% natural humectant that acts as a carrier for ease of formulation. Glycerin also reduces water activity for preservation effects.

Prototypes Created With This Product

The Conditioner Bar

A sustainable take on a traditional conditioner, this waterless and easy-rinse bar delivers strengthening & conditioning with amino acid based conditioning agent, AminoSensyl™ HC.

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UnVisible Sunscreen SPF35

The UnVisible Sunscreen uses inorganic UV filters for SPF 35 protection and a pigment combination, dispersed with LexFeel™ WOW DT, that eliminates the white chalky appearance on all skin tones.

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Deep Hydration Day + Night Cream

A versatile, deeply hydrating cream to reinvigorate dry, dull skin. The emulsification power coupled with the novel quat-free cationic structure of AminoSensyl™ SC allows for a high oil load with a soft, powdery after-feel.

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Smooth Shave Lotion

This silky lotion conditions and preps the skin for a comfortable and close shave. It is gentle on sensitive skin and delivers slip and easy glide for the ideal shaving experience.

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Clear Sun Care Stick

A clear sun care stick with Hawaii compliant UV filters that gives protection to the environment and personal health.

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