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

      Thanks to its high water solubility and Renewable Carbon Index (RCI) of 93%, Velsan Flex meets the rapidly evolving challenges of international personal care markets by showing great preservation boosting power together with a broad formulation flexibility. more

    • Velsan CGE

      Velsan CGE (INCI: Caprylyl Glyceryl Ether) 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 (INCI: Sorbitan Caprylate) is a rheology modifier, emulsifier and preservative booster in skin care products.For more details see our Innovation Spotlight video. more

    • Velsan EHG

      As a multifunctional ingredient Velsan® EHG can be used in a broad range of cosmetic applications more

  • Preservatives

    • JM ActiCare

      JM ActiCare (INCI: Silver Chloride, Titanium Dioxide, Diethylhexyl) is a silver-based preservative for personal care products. more

    • Nipaguard PO5

      Nipaguard® PO blends deliver superior performance compared to other market standards. Derived from Piroctone Olamine, these highly efficient blends provide you with an all-in-one preservation – from formula to headspace. They are easy to handle and process. more

    • Nipaguard SCA

      Nipaguard® SCA (INCI: Sorbitan Caprylate, Benzyl Alcohol) 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 comprised of a synergistic blend of benzoic acid in Velsan SC (INCI: Sorbitan Caprylate) and propanediol. The product exhibits microbial activity against a wide range of bacteria, yeast and molds. Nipaguard SCE is Ecocert certified, which makes it ideal for preservation of cosmetic products with “natural”claims. more

    • Nipaguard SCL

      Nipaguard® SCL (INCI: Sorbitan Caprylate, Capryloyl/Caproyl Methyl Glucamide, Potassium Sorbate) is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent designed for the preservation of a wide range of cosmetics and toiletries. This Cosmos blend is high on renewable ingredients, which makes it ideal for preservation of natural cosmetic products. An innovative alternative to parabens. more

    • Nipaguard SCP

      Nipaguard SCP is part of the Nipaguard Zero line of optimized preservative blends that contain no parabens, yet deliver comparable performance. Nipaguard SCP is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent comprising a synergistic blend of Velsan SC in Phenoxyethanol designed for the preservation of a wide range of cosmetics and toiletries. It provides activity against gram positive and gram negative bacteria, yeasts, and molds. more

    • Nipaguard SCV

      Nipaguard SCV (INCI: Sorbitan Caprylate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl, Alcohol, Benzoic Acid) is part of the Nipaguard Zero line of optimized preservative blends that contain no parabens, yet deliver comparable performance. Nipaguard SCV is a synergistic broad-spectrum blend of antimicrobial agents comprising Velsan SC, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol and Benzoic Acid. more

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