INCI: Phenoxyethanol, triethylene glycol

Phenoxyethanol is a versatile, widely used preservative for personal care formulations.

The addition of triethylene glycol increases its effectiveness by lowering its surface tension in order to enhance its activity at the cell membranes of microorganisms. Iscaguard PEG has a broad, balanced spectrum of activity against bacteria, yeasts, mould and fungi.

Iscaguard PEG
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Thiazolinone Free
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Formaldehyde Free
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Preservative Free
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Recommended Applications

In Use Concentrations ISCA recommendation EU Cosmetic Regulation (max)
Leave-on 0.4 – 1.0 1.11 %
Rinse-off 0.4 – 1.0 1.11 %
Formulation guidelines
pH (effective range) 3 – 9
Solubility (Water) 2.6 %
Solubility (Glycols) Soluble
Maximum Process Temperature 80 °C
General information
Iscaguard PEG is compatible with most personal care ingredients. In aqueous formula- tions, heating to 40°C may be required in order to fully dissolve the preservative.