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Octopirox® Anti-Dandruff Agent


Octopirox® (INCI: Piroctone Olamine) is a nontoxic antidandruff active ingredient which is particularly suitable for the manufacture of hair care products such as shampoos and hair care products such as hair tonics and cream rinses with an antidandruff action. It is extremely easy to formulate, enabling stable formulations with no effort. Octopirox® controls the growth of microorganisms effectively and is directly targeting the cause of dandruff.

Anti-dandruff, flake & itch-free, and anti-microbial

Octopirox has been successfully used for over 30 years for its good compatibility, its antimicrobial functionality and its long shelf life. It is generally considered safe, non-irritating and non-allergenic. Due to the good solubility in aqueous surfactant systems as well as alcohol/water mixtures, Octopirox is especially suitable for the formulation of clear products.


Scalp Care Benefits

  • Dandruff and flake-free
  • Scalp itch-free
  • Mild to scalp

Scalp Care Features

  • Transparent formulation
  • Easy to formulate
  • pH & temperature stability

Additional Benefits

  • Low aquatic toxicity
  • Broad spectrum preservation

Technical data, MSDS and samples

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Product Form pH range Max temp rec. use level (%)


Powder 4.0 - 10.0 < 80°C 0.05 - 0.1

One of the most efficient anti-dandruff actives available on the market today

Designed specifically to treat seborrheic dermatitis and dry scalp, Piroctone Olamine offers additional benefits: it is environmentally friendly, multifunctional (doubles as preserving agent), and flexible for various cosmetic formats. Octopirox® is compatible with most surfactants, additives and active ingredients used in cosmetic formulations.


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