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Germaben II is an easy to use, effective preservative that is compatible in a broad spectrum of cosmetic products including lotions, creams, & hair care products. Readily soluble at a ratio of 1.0% in both aqueous solutions and oil/water emulsions. (Not effective in all oil emulsions such as a scrub). It is important to note that Germaben II is heat sensitive and should be added to the water phase or to the emulsified portion of the formulation at a temperature of 140°F (60°C) or below. Most prefer to add Germaben II during the cool down stage just prior to the addition of the fragrance. Incorporating Germaben II above 140°F could result in an ineffective preservative.
Although Germaben II provides excellent antimicrobial preservation, individual testing should be done to assure preservative efficacy.
Recommended usage: 0.3 - 1%.
Appearance: Clear, viscous liquid
Shelf life: 1 year
INCI: Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Methylparaben (and) Propylparaben
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Germaben II is an easy to use, effective preservative that is compatible in a broad spectrum of cosmetic products including lotions, creams, & hair care products. Readily soluble at a ratio of 1.0% in both aqueous solutions and oil/water emulsions. (Not effective in all oil emulsions such as a scrub). It is important to note that Germaben II is heat sensitive and should be added to the water phase or to the emulsified portion of the formulation at a temperature of 140°F (60°C) or below. Most prefer to add Germaben II during the cool down stage just prior to the addition of the fragrance. Incorporating Germaben II above 140°F could result in an ineffective preservative.
Although Germaben II provides excellent antimicrobial preservation, individual testing should be done to assure preservative efficacy.
Recommended usage: 0.3 - 1%.
Appearance: Clear, viscous liquid
Shelf life: 1 year
INCI: Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Methylparaben (and) Propylparaben
Uncertain about Parabens? Click here to read more & decide for yourself.
$2.75 for 1 oz
$4.75 for 2 oz
$5.95 for 4 oz
$10.95 for 8 oz
$20.50 for 1 lb


Phenonip was designed with cosmetics in mind and is especially effective in preventing bacteria, mold and fungal growth. It is especially effective in oil-based products, but also works well in aqueous solutions. Broad spectrum, liquid preservative ideal in variety of personal care applications, including oil-in-water, water-in-oil & all oil formulations such as lotions, creams, shampoos, conditioners, liquid soaps, scrubs and balms. It can be used in emulsions and anhydrous formulations. Effective in pH range of 3.0 - 8.0.
Phenonip withstands high temperatures up to 176 F and is preferred over Germaben II for high temp applications.
Phenonip can be added to the aqueous phase readily. It is 100% oil-soluble & .5% soluble in water. In emulsified systems, Phenonip is readily dissolved in the liquid phase prior to emulsification, although it is often good practice to divide the Phenonip content between the water & oil phases during their preparation (ie for lotion, add .5% to water phase & .5% to oil phase).
If the water content of the formulation is low, it may not be convenient to add the preservative directly to water during manufacture. Heating the water to 140-176F prior to Phenonip addition will, in most instances, allow the appropriate quantity to be dissolved.
For aqueous systems which cannot be heated, Phenonip can be incorporated by preparing a concentrate in a suitable solvent, e.g. propylene glycol or glycerin, and stirring this concentrate into the water.
Emulsified systems, both o/w and w/o types, may be effectively preserved by the addition of Phenonip.
Although Phenonip provides excellent antimicrobial preservation, individual testing should be done to assure preservative efficacy.
Recommended usage: 0.5 - 1%
Appearance: Clear, viscous liquid
Formaldehyde Free
INCI: Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben

Phenonip was designed with cosmetics in mind and is especially effective in preventing bacteria, mold and fungal growth. It is especially effective in oil-based products, but also works well in aqueous solutions. Broad spectrum, liquid preservative ideal in variety of personal care applications, including oil-in-water, water-in-oil & all oil formulations such as lotions, creams, shampoos, conditioners, liquid soaps, scrubs and balms. It can be used in emulsions and anhydrous formulations. Effective in pH range of 3.0 - 8.0.
Phenonip withstands high temperatures up to 176 F and is preferred over Germaben II for high temp applications.
Phenonip can be added to the aqueous phase readily. It is 100% oil-soluble & .5% soluble in water. In emulsified systems, Phenonip is readily dissolved in the liquid phase prior to emulsification, although it is often good practice to divide the Phenonip content between the water & oil phases during their preparation (ie for lotion, add .5% to water phase & .5% to oil phase).
If the water content of the formulation is low, it may not be convenient to add the preservative directly to water during manufacture. Heating the water to 140-176F prior to Phenonip addition will, in most instances, allow the appropriate quantity to be dissolved.
For aqueous systems which cannot be heated, Phenonip can be incorporated by preparing a concentrate in a suitable solvent, e.g. propylene glycol or glycerin, and stirring this concentrate into the water.
Emulsified systems, both o/w and w/o types, may be effectively preserved by the addition of Phenonip.
Although Phenonip provides excellent antimicrobial preservation, individual testing should be done to assure preservative efficacy.
Recommended usage: 0.5 - 1%
Appearance: Clear, viscous liquid
Formaldehyde Free
INCI: Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben
$5.50 for 2 oz


Previously known as Optiphen Plus. Preservative - Sorbic Acid +2 PF was developed as a highly effective broad spectrum antimicrobial alternative for personal care formulations requiring a paraben-free and formaldehyde-free preservative system.


Previously known as Optiphen Plus. Preservative - Sorbic Acid +2 PF was developed as a highly effective broad spectrum antimicrobial alternative for personal care formulations requiring a paraben-free and formaldehyde-free preservative system.

$6.25 for 2 oz
$28.95 for 1 lb

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