Benzylalcohol-DHA (Geogard 221)
Refered to by many names such as Geogard 221 / Cosgard it is an equivalent of Preservative Eco
INCI: Benzyl Alcohol (and) Dehydroacetic Acid
A multi-use, broad spectrum preservative system that is a combination of Organic acid and alcohol that can be added at room and elevated temperatures
Dehydroacetic acid & Benzyl alcohol are both Organic compounds which are accepted for use in natural cosmetics, offering a broad spectrum of stability at a wide range of pH. The Organic preservative compound is a non paraben, non-formaldehyde, non-isothiazolone based preservative system.
Products the the Organic Preservative compound is suitable for
Dehydroacetic acid & Benzyl alcohol is suitable for use in various cosmetic applications such as shampoos, conditioners, moisturisers, cream lotions, bubble baths, wet wipes and sunscreens. The Organic preservative compound makes it suitable for use in products containing other Organic ingredients.
The preservative conforms to the requirements of COSMOS and ECOCERT.
Add the Organic Preservative compound at temperatures under 45c. The preservative has a slight yellowy tinge which isn’t visible in creams, lotions and emulsified products. A small yellow tinge may be seen in clear shower products. The Organic preservative compound has a very low odour making it suitable for use alone or with essential oils, where the true scent of the oils can come through without fighting the scent of the preservative. The preservative system is safe for use with products between a pH of 2 and 7.
The maximum usage level for Dehydroacetic acid and Benzyl alcohol in Cosmetic formulations within the EU is 1.1%
Not for internal use. Keep out of the reach of children. Keep away from eyes. Always test for compatibility with your formulation.
Dehydroacetic acid is prohibited for use in aerosols within the EU
The above information is for general research purposes only and is not a representation or warranty of any kind. This material is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The user of this material is solely responsible for determining fitness for any particular use; requesting and reviewing the applicable Material Safety Data Sheet; and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Terms and conditions apply.