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Protect your personal care products from microbial contamination

Personal Care Product Solutions

Consumers trust that their personal care products – from their shampoo to their baby wipes – will be safe to use.

With a broad portfolio of preservatives and extensive application expertise, we help protect your personal care products from contamination and maintain product integrity, allowing you to address consumer and regulatory expectations for safe, high quality, effective products.

Our preservatives are designed to protect personal care products from contamination by bacteria, yeasts and molds while offering ease of formulation. We offer a range of solutions to preserve rinse-off and leave-on products, including bath and shower products, hair and skin care products, sunscreens and wipes.

Dow Microbial Control’s experts in preservation, toxicology and regulatory compliance will team with you to select Dow’s best preservative solution for your personal care products.

Applications

Our preservatives for personal care help keep your products free from microbial contamination.

Rinse Off:

  • Shampoos
  • Conditioners
  • Body Washes
  • Liquid Soaps

 

Leave On:

  • Creams and Lotions
  • Wipes
  • Color Cosmetics
  • Sunscreens
  • Hair Gels and Mousses
  • Leave-in Conditioners

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Product Name

Active Ingredient

Features & Benefits

NEOLONE™ PH 100 Preservative

Phenoxyethanol (PEOH or POE)

  • High-purity, single-active preservative based on Phenoxyethanol chemistry
  • Recommended for protection of leave-on skin care products, hair care products, and wipes
  • Effective control of a broad spectrum of bacteria, especially gram-negative bacteria
  • Excellent stability over a wide pH and temperature range
  • Outstanding performance when used in combination with a broad range of preservatives and fungicides
  • Globally approved as a preservative for cosmetics
  • Recommended dose for leave-on applications: 0.5 – 0.9% (as supplied)

KATHON™ CG Preservative

CMIT/MIT

  • An aqueous mixture of methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone
  • Superior broad-spectrum activity against many bacteria, yeasts and molds
  • Effective over a pH range typical for personal care products
  • Very effective at low use levels, providing cost-to-treat advantage
  • Supported by more than 30 years of safe and effective use
  • Recommended dose for rinse off application: 0.06% to 0.10% (as supplied)

NEOLONE™ 950 Preservative

Methylisothiazolinone (MIT)

  • A single active preservative based on methylsiothiazolinone chemistry
  • Simple, water-based formulation for ease of use
  • Effective broad-spectrum bactericide
  • Excellent stability over a wide pH and temperature range
  • Compatible with a variety of fungicides and bactericides
  • Recommended dose for rinse off application: 0.05% to 0.1% (as supplied)

NEOLONE™ PE Preservative

Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) + Phenoxyethanol (EPH or PEOH or POE)

  • A blend of methylisothiazolinone and phenoxyethanol
  • Excellent control of a broad spectrum of bacteria, yeasts and molds
  • Excellent stability over a wide pH and temperature range
  • Highly effective in surfactant containing formulations
  • Recommended dose for rinse off application: 0.35% to 0.45% (as supplied)

NEOLONE™ CapG Preservative

Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) + Caprylyl Glycol (Cap G)

  • Effective combination of methylisothiazolinone with caprylyl glycol
  • Broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity with enhanced control of many fungi
  • Excellent stability over a wide pH and temperature range
  • Recommended dose for rinse off application: 0.55% to 0.83% (as supplied)

NEOLONE™ MxP

Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) + Phenoxyethanol (EPH or PEOH or POE) + Methylparaben + Propylparaben

  • A proprietary blend of methylisothiazolinone, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben and propylparaben
  • Excellent activity versus a broad spectrum of bacteria, yeasts and molds
  • Excellent stability over a wide pH and temperature range
  • Preservative blend simplifies formulating with parabens in personal care formulations
  • Recommended dose for rinse off application: 0.33% to 0.55% (as supplied)

BIOBAN™ Bronopol PC-30 Preservative

Phenoxyethanol (EPH or PEOH or POE)

  • A single active- preservative based on bronopol chemistry
  • Effective control of broad range of bacteria
  • Recommended for protection of skin cleaning and haircare products
  • Effective over a pH range typical of cosmetic products
  • Not classified as a formaldehyde releaser
  • Suitable alternative to isothaizolinones
  • Excellent performance when used with other preservatives and fungicides
  • Recommended dose for rinse-off application: 0.067% to 0.33% max (as supplied)*

NEOLONE™ PHCG Preservative

Phenoxyethanol (EPH or PEOH or POE)

  • Contains phenoxyethanol and caprylyl glycol
  • Recommended for creams, lotions, shampoos and wipes
  • Optimized ratio of ingredients for cost effi ciency
  • Emollient benefi ts
  • Low odor
  • Recommended dose 0.5% to 1.4%*

NEOLONE™ PHBC Preservative

Phenoxyethanol (EPH or PEOH or POE)

  • Contains phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin and benzyl alcohol
  • Recommended for creams, lotions, shampoos and masks
  • Broad application range
  • Mild formulation
  • Low odor
  • Recommended dose 0.4% to 1.5%*

NEOLONE™ Bio T: LAE®

Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl (LAE®)

  • Powder form
  • Recommended dose 0.05% to 0.4%*

NEOLONE™ Bio G: LAE® in Glycerin

Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl (LAE®)

  • Liquid form for ease of formulating
  • Recommended dose 0.25% to 2.0%*

NEOLONE™ Bio CB: LAE® blend

Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl (LAE®)

  • Liquid form
  • Broad spectrum blend of LAE®, Benzyl alcohol and Cinnamic acid
  • Recommended dose 0.25% to 1.5%*

*Dosage levels should be verified with testing due to the variation in personal care formulations and their susceptibility to microbial contamination. Check with your local Dow representative for regulatory limits that may apply.