Preservative ingredients


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.


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, tunirng into a perfect solution for natural formulations. more

    • 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. more

    • Velsan SC

      Velsan SC is a 100% natural multifunctional ingredient. It acts as a preservation booster offering the possibility to lower the amount of preservatives used, yet keeping cosmetics safe. At the same time Velsan SC acts as an emollient and/or emulsifierd epending on the formulation. It can minimize 2 or 3 different ingredients due to its multifucntional properties. more

    • Velsan EHG

      Velsan EHG is a multifunctional ingredient that can be used in a broad range of cosmetic applications. It is a skin care additive acting as an emollient, an active in deodorants and in general a preservative booster. Velsan® EHG is a medium spreading emollient. It improves the refatting properties and extends the smooth skin feel of cosmetic formulations. more

  • Preservatives

    • 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. more

    • 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 more

    • Nipaguard SCA

      Nipaguard SCA is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent designed for the preservation of a wide range of cosmetics and toiletries. Nipaguard reduces the preservative load of your formulations significantly by use of synergist Velsan SC. A COSMOS approved product as an alternative to Phenoxyethanol. more

    • Nipaguard SCE

      Nipaguard SCE is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent comprising a synergistic blend of Benzoic Acid in Velsan SC and Propanediol; designed for preservation of a wide range of cosmetics and toiletries. This blend is part of Clariant EcoTain range and is Ecocert certified, which makes it ideal for preservation of natural cosmetic products. It provides activity against gram positive and gram negative bacteria, yeasts, and moulds more

    • 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 more

    • 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. more

    • Nipaguard SCV

      Nipaguard SCV is a synergistic broad spectrum blend of antimicrobial agents comprising Velsan SC, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol and Benzoic Acid. It has been designed for preservation of a wide range of cosmetics and toiletries including wet wipes. This blend reduces the overall amount of preservatives in all kinds of rinse-off and leave-on formulations due to the synergistic preservative-booster Velsan® SC. more

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