INCI 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.