INCI: Chloroxylenol

Iscaguard PX (PCMX) is a low toxicity anti-bacterial agent, suitable for use in a variety of personal care products, including hand sani- tisers, liquid hand soaps, anti-dandruff shampoos, shower gels, etc.

Iscaguard FPX2
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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 0.1 – 0.5 0.5 %
Rinse-off 0.1 – 0.5 0.5 %
Formulation guidelines
pH (effective range) 4.0 – 9.0
Solubility (Water) 0.03 % (approx.)
Solubility (Glycols) soluble in ethanol, isopropanol, glycols and glycol ethers
Maximum Process Temperature 95 °C
General information

Iscaguard PX can be used as an anti-bacterial agent for hand sanitisers (typical dosage of 1.0 - 1.5%) or in liquid hand soaps (0.5 - 1.0%).

Due to its poor water solubility, Iscaguard PX should be pre-dissolved in alcohol, glycol, glycol ether or surfactant prior to incorporation into personal care formulations.

Fatty acid based surfactants are par- ticularly effective at solubilising Iscaguard PX.