Blagden offers a range of preservatives for cosmetic and personal care products. It includes natural and Ecocert-approved systems as well as antioxidant blends to protect against alteration caused by exposure to oxygen. A selection appears below.
BlagGuard ENP (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Water): An Ecocert-approved blend for a wide range of applications, normally used in concentrations of 0.5-1.5%.
BlagGuard PEG (Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Glycerine): Provides a broad, balanced spectrum of effect against bacteria, yeasts and mould fungi. Maximum 1.1% concentration in both leave-on and rinse-off preparations.
BlagGuard BA (Benzyl Alcohol): Broad spectrum activity against bacteria and fungi over a pH range from 3.0 to 8.5. Maximum concentration level is 1.0%.
BlagGuard CMI (Chloromethylisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Magnesium chloride, Magnesium nitrate): Effective against bacteria, yeasts and mould fungi in leave-on and rinse-off formulations at maximum concentration of 0.10% over pH range 3.0 to 8.0.
BlagGuard CIB (Chloromethylisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Benzyl Alcohol, Triethylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol): Effective against bacteria, yeasts and mould fungi in leave-on and rinse-off formulations at maximum 0.21% concentration over a pH range up to 8.0.
BlagGuard IPT (3-iodo-2-propynylbutylcarbamate, phenoxyethanol): Easy to handle liquid with broad-spectrum protection compatible with a wide range of proteins and surfactants. It is effective across a pH range between 4.0 and 8.0 up to a maximum concentration level of 1.0%.
BlagGuard DU (Diazolidinyl urea): Excellent against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Use at maximum 0.5% concentration.
BlagGuard IU (Imidazolidinyl urea): Excellent against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Use at maximum 0.5% concentration
BlagGuard DPM (Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben): Effective at 0.3 – 1.0% concentration in many formulation types, it is compatible with proteins and anionic, cationic and nonionic emulsifiers. It is an ideal preservative in both rinse-off and leave-on products and is particularly suitable for emulsions with a low oil phase (below 25%). It operates over a pH range of 3.0 – 7.0 and maximum use level is 1.66%.
BlagGuard MPB (2-Phenoxyethanol, Bronopol, Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate): It is a broad-spectrum liquid antimicrobial which is non-irritating to eyes, skin and mucous membranes. BlagGuard MPB is particularly effective in sun care formulations and wet wipes.
BlagGuard PPM (2-Phenoxyethanol, Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate): A broad-spectrum liquid antimicrobial which is effective in most cosmetic ingredients including nonionics. At typical usage levels of 0.3-1.0%, it is non-irritating to eyes, skin and mucous membranes. The maximum concentration is 1.39%.
We can also supply: BlagGuard EP (Ethyl Parabens), BlagGuard MP (Methyl Parabens) and BlagGuard PP (Propyl Parabens).Please note: Information provided here is given in good faith and without liability. It is intended for guidance only. Users are advised to conduct their own independent examination of the product to ascertain its suitability for incorporation into processes or products. Users should ensure that the use of the product complies with all pertinent current legislation. We guarantee to supply to specification, not performance.