Iscaguard PFA

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Iscaguard ® PFA is a preservative free additive with a synergistic combination of multifunctional cosmetic raw materials with broad-spectrum antimicrobial protection. Iscaguard ® PFA may be classed as a preservative free system. This system represents an alternative to traditional cosmetic preservatives allowing self-preserving formulations thereby reducing irritant and sensitizing potentials.

It is stable and active over a pH range of 4 to 8.

Typical use levels for Iscaguard ® PFA range from 0.5% to 1.5%. It is synergistic in combination with chelating agents.

Appearance: Clear colourless liquid.

Please Note: From July 1st 2019, due to changes in EU legislation with labelling you wouldn't be able to claim that a product made using this preservative is "Preservative Free".

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Extended InformationINCI name: phenethyl alcohol, caprylyl glycol

Iscaguard ® PFA is permitted worldwide for use in both
leave-on and rinse-off personal care products.
EU: allowed without restriction in all products
(not listed on Annex VI)
USA: allowed without restriction in all products
Japan: allowed without restrictions in all products.

Phenethyl alcohol is judged safe for use in cosmetics
to 1.0%. Based on the CIR review for phenethyl alcohol
and the good toxicity assessment for caprylyl glycol
Iscaguard ® PFA should be safe in cosmetics up to 1.8%

Iscaguard ® PFA is particularly suitable for emulsions,
oil and surfactant based formulations and may be used
in aqueous formulations upto its solubility limit i.e. 0.6%.
Iscaguard ® PFA can be added to formulation at
temperatures up to 80؛C, prolonged heating at elevated
temperatures is not recommended.
MSDS (1.13 MB)
Brochure... (85.61 kB)
CoA (285.22 kB)
CoA (208.32 kB)
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