Spectrastat™ PG

Caprylhydoxamic Acid (and) Propylene Glycol

Yeast and Mold Control Preservation Component

Spectrastat™ PG is a multifunctional agent that provides antimicrobial control in cosmetic and personal care products. It creates a fungistatic environment that prevents growth of microorganisms.

  • Water soluble
  • Cold processable
  • Yeast and mold control
  • Free of parabens, formaldehyde donors, MIT, phenoxyethanol, and other traditional preservatives
  • Effective in emulsions, creams and lotions in addition to surfactant-based products such as shower gels, facial cleansers and shampoos
  • Building block for a customized Hurdle Technology system

Micro Summary

  • Strong protection against yeast and mold
  • Use in combination with bacteria control agent for broad spectrum protection

Standards & Certifications

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

How to Use

Recommended Use Level:

  • O/W Emulsion: 1.0 - 2.0%
  • O/W Sunscreens: 1.0 - 2.0%
  • Cleansers: 1.0 - 2.5%
  • Wipe Juices: 1.0 - 2.5%

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

  • Coconut
  • Petrochemical

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

Science Behind

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

  • Caprylhydroxamic Acid: A multifunctional component. It is 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.
  • Propylene Glycol: A carrier for ease of formulation

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