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Optiphen Plus

Starting at: $24.48

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Optiphen Plus is a patent-pending liquid preservative system featuring an innovative blend of Phenoxyethanol and Sorbic Acid in an emollient base of Caprylyl Glycol. The combination of ingredients in Optiphen Plus offers effective broad spectrum protection against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, yeast, and mold while imparting emolliency to finished formulations.

Optiphen Plus is approved worldwide.


Can be used in a wide variety of personal care products including emulsions, aqueous and anhydrous systems, and wet wipes.

Performs best in formulations below a pH of 6.0, but depending on the formulation, has also proven effective at pH levels above 6.0.

Can be added directly to the formulation during pre- or post-emulsification at or below 60°C.

Recommended use level of 0.75-1.50%.

INCI: Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid

Shelf life: 24 months when properly stored in tightly closed cool, dry environment & protected from direct sunlight

PLEASE NOTE:  20 L size requires 10 to 14 days lead time.

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9 reviews for Optiphen Plus

  1. Mrs. Coriene

    This is my first time using a preservative in my applications. The price was right and the products I am making require this preservative in them to help keep mold and bacteria out of my products. I will definately purchase again. Thank you!

  2. Kate

    Optiphen Plus can be used with oil and water products and is a fantastic broad spectrum preservative. Only a little is required to achieve the result you are looking for. This and Germaben are two preservatives that are must haves for anyone making creams, serums, clays, and any other product.
    Thank you Saffire Blue for giving my business the opportunity to sell quality products at reasonable prices. Pure Radiance Natural Skin Care http://www.pureradiance.ca

  3. Shannon

    A great preservative choice for those making natural products. It’s fantastic to be able to tell people that what we use is free of parabens and formaldehyde. Thank you for providing this!

  4. pat

    So far so good with this preservative, I made a batch of hair conditioner and batch of facial moisturizer and they both turned out wonderful. I’m still looking forward to compare it with the ever so popular Germall.

  5. Catherine

    I use this in my “all natural” lotions, it’s expensive but for customers who look for “all natural”, they are used to paying extra.

  6. Julie

    I use this in all my products that require a preservative. Not one problem. Great product.

  7. Victoria

    This is my favorite preservative to use. Works great in lotions, hair conditioner, scrubs etc

  8. Jane

    2 stars because I haven’t used this successfully yet (twice): I’ve been having issues with separation. After researching it more online, I know now it will separate if the formula is too cold. The instructions say “Can be added directly to the formulation during pre- or post-emulsification at or below 60°C.” but should also include the temperature at which your emulsion separates. 26°C is too cold and it will separate. I do not know where it will maintain the emulsion.

  9. Anne

    I’ve only just started using this product. I’ve used it in anhydrous formulas and haven’t had any issues with separation if I add it during the cool down stage below 40C. When I used it in a toner, the chemical smell was over powering. I was able to cover the scent with EO but I wouldn’t recommend it in water exclusive applications.

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