BarGuard® OHS is a unique, caprylyl glycol based preservative, formulated specifically for use in emulsion based cosmetics.
Caprylyl glycol is an commonly used preservative due to it’s efficacy, as well as being an effective conditioner and moisturizer. Because of it’s relative low water solubility, it’s effectiveness at low concentrations is limited.
BarGuard® OHS combines 1,2 octanediol with specialty designed solubilizing agents, improving the hydrophilic characteristics as much as 50%. This allows formulators to use significantly less material, while still maintaining the desired efficacy.
• Broad spectrum efficacy even in the most difficult applications
• Easily emulsifiable
• Suitable for both leave on and rinse off applications
• Free from hazardous ingredients including paraben, MIT, CIT/MIT and formaldehyde
BarGuard® OHS can be used at concentrations as low as 0.5% by weight, and is soluble up to 1.5% in most cosmetic formulations. For maximum performance, BarGuard® OHS should be added directly to the water phase of the formulation and gently heated to facilitate dissolution. Care should be taken not to exceed 40 degrees C, as this may cause premature loss of efficacy.