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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".
|Extended Information||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.