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Paraben-free preservative
blends for modern
formulation protection

The protection from microorganisms is absolutely necessary to ensure consumer safety during the shelf life and use of a cosmetic product. But formulators have to take into account the growing consumer needs for sustainable ingredients as well as operate with the limited toolbox of preservatives available. This creates many challenges in preservation of cosmetic formulations today.

Expanding the available toolbox of preservation options

The introduction of innovative alternatives to less consumer accepted ingredients is expanding the available toolbox of preservation options for safer and more sustainable personal care applications. Clariant’s portfolio of liquid blends based on 100% renewable sorbitan caprylate offer an easy switch for formulators looking to replace specific ingredients.

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Zero parabens for 100% performance with Nipaguard Zero

  • Nipaguard SCL
    Nipaguard SCL is an alternative to sodium benzoate for organic acid preservation. Triple technology liquid blend: Potassium Sorbate for highly effective preservation; Velsan SC a natural, synergistic booster; and GLUCOTAIN CLEAR solubilizes for easy handling.
  • Nipaguard SCP
    Nipaguard SCP is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent comprising a synergistic blend of Velsan SC in Phenoxyethanol designed for preservation of a wide range of cosmetics and toiletries. Nipaguard Zero blends represent a trusted alternative to parabens, halogenated preservatives and formaldehyde-donors and provide comparable cost and performance. They enable an efficient use of consumer accepted preservatives at low concentrations, broad spectrum preservation and are more effective.
  • Nipaguard SCA
    Nipaguard SCA is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent suitable for a wide range of leave-on and rinse-off applications and for sun care formulations. It reduces the preservative load of your formulations significantly by the use of our synergist Velsan SC. Nipaguard SCA is COSMOS approved and DIN ISO 16128 compliant.
  • Nipaguard SCE
    Nipaguard SCE is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent designed for preservation of a wide range of cosmetics and toiletries. It is particularly strong against mold and remains full stable from pH 4.0 – 6.5, thus the ideal option for low pH. Being a synergestic blend of sorbitan caprylate, Nipaguard SCE is 85% renewable, DIN ISO 16128 compliant and readily biodegradable.

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