Cosmetic Preservatives

Parabens Free

Parabens alternativesParaben esters are highly effective antimicrobial agents and generally considered to be safe for use in cosmetic preservation. Through bad publicity however, many customers demand that their products be free of all parabens. ISCA UK offers a range of paraben free preservative systems and our product development and research team are always seeking new paraben alternatives.

A popular alternative to paraben based preservatives is Iscaguard PEHG, a synergistic blend of Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin.

More information about Iscaguard PEHG and its MIC data (minimum inhibitory concentration) can be found here.

Paraben Free preservatives from ISCA UK

Iscaguard PFA
INCI: Phenethyl alcohol, Caprylyl glycol

Iscaguard BCE
INCI: Aqua, Triethylene glycol, Caprylyl glycol, Benzalkonium chloride, Ethyl lauroyl arginate HCL

Iscaguard PEG
INCI: Phenoxyethanol, Triethylene glycol

Iscaguard PEHG
INCI: Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

Iscaguard BOA
INCI: Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid