Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Optiphen at Gracefruit.com

I am delighted to announce that we are now selling Optiphen!

Optiphen is a globally-approved, paraben-free, and formaldehyde-free liquid preservative system which consists of Phenoxyethanol in an emollient base of Caprylyl Glycol. The combination of these ingredients provides optimized protection against microbial growth while imparting exceptional feel to the finished product.

Along with providing broad spectrum preservation against bacteria, yeast and mold, the presence of caprylyl glycol imparts an exceptional feel to the finished formulation making it useful in creams, lotions, sunscreens, color cosmetics, body washes, and shampoo applications.

It can be added directly to your formulation, either before or after emulsification -- at or below 60°C (140°F). Optiphen has no pH restrictions and is compatible with most raw materials. Recommended use levels: 0.5 - 1.5%.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the explanation! I'd heard of it, but never looked into it yet.

gracefruit said...

It's a great product, and even more so if you want to avoid parabens. Do you make creams and lotions?

El Sapone said...

Hi Beth!
Thank you so much for this:) I was waiting so long for Optiphen.

Anonymous said...

No, I've not made lotions/creams yet, but I would love to at some point. This past Christmas, I bought a lotion base kit from Brambleberry and made some gift with it, but I would rather make lotion from scratch, and I also really want to avoid parabens. :)