optiphen™ bsb–w preservative consists of a combination of sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate in benzyl alcohol. Ashland’s nature-identical preservatives are ideal solutions for products aimed at the Eco-aware consumer. optiphen™ bsb–w preservative is ECOCERT-, NATRUE-, COSMOS – and BDIH-compliant. The synthetic versions of naturally occurring substances with excellent efficacy has proven to be an effective preservative system. This product is well suited for a variety of natural personal care products, if they conform to the necessary pH- conditions.

features and benefits

  • microbiostatic spectrum of activity against bacteria, mold and yeast with global use
  • effective up to pH 5.5


leave-on +++
rinse-off +++
wet wipes +++

+++ highly recommended

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        Benzyl Alcohol (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate (and) Aqua (Water)