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Preservative ingredients
envisioning a safe and effective path

What’s driving us? Envisioning a safe and effective path is about exceeding expectations of the ever changing needs of a safe preservation. We are moving with the regulatory aspects of our industry and new scientific protocols to ensure product protection and consumer safety. Our commitment is to bring to the industry holistic preservation systems, preservation boosting solutions and efficient natural alternatives. Our focus lies on natural preservation systems, multifunctional preservation and boosting solutions.

This portfolio covers products from traditional preservative ingredients to most sophisticated preservation boosting solutions. We offer safe, highly efficient and tested preservation concepts to a broad spectrum formulation conditions and challenges.


  • Multifunctional preservation boosters
    Consumers are increasingly demanding for healthier and more sustainable products. The importance of green claims is rising, and this market trend is also affecting preservatives as core ingredients of cosmetic formulations.
  • Preservation blends
    Find out more about Clariant’s solutions for today's preservation challenges for cosmetics and explore our exclusive Nipaguard® brand portfolio.
  • Velsan® SC preservative booster for cosmetics
    Velsan SC (INCI: Sorbitan Caprylate) is a premium rheology modifier, emulsifier and preservative booster used for personal care products. Learn more.
  • Preservatives Finder for Cosmetics
    Our Preservatives Finder for cosmetics helps you identify the preservatives and boosters that best suit your regulatory, technical & marketing needs.
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Product highlights

Preservation boosters

  • Velsan Flex
    Velsan Flex is a multifunctional preservation booster. Thanks to its high water solubility and Renewable Carbon Index (RCI) of 93%, the award-winning Velsan Flex meets the rapidly evolving challenges of international personal care markets by allowing formulators to reduce preservative load together with a broad formulation flexibility. This ingredient also has powerful solubilization properties, turning into a perfect solution for natural formulations.
  • Velsan CGE
    Velsan CGE is a broad spectrum preservation booster with a Renewable Carbon Index (RCI) of 100%, ideal to boost preservation in natural formulations. Due to its versatility it acts as emollient spreading easily and providing less greasy, lighter emulsions. In addition, it also acts as deo active in natural deodorants.
  • Velsan SC
    Velsan SC is a powerful synergistic booster for preservation systems. It can reduce the amount of traditional preservative load needed for adequate formulation protection, allowing you to preserve more with less.


  • JM ActiCare
    JM Acticare acts as a preservative blend. Shows good performance against bacteria and fungi. Not permitted for oral care, baby care, eye and lip care products. JM Acticare is suitable for creams, lotions, sun screens without titanium dioxide, deodorant/antiperspirant, opaque/ pearlized shampoos, shower gels and liquid soaps.
  • Nipaguard PO5
    Nipaguard PO 5 is a broad spectrum liquid preservative comprising a powerful fungicide in an antibacterial liquid carrier designed for preservation of a wide range of cosmetics and toiletries. It is effective against bacteria, molds and yeasts
  • 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.
  • 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.

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