Germall Plus (Powder)
A patented combination of 99% Diazolidinyl Urea (DU) and 1% Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate (IPBC). Germall Plus is a highly effective, broad spectrum, non-paraben preservative for oil-in-water and water-in-oil emulsions and water soluble formulations. It has no known chemical inactivators and is compatible with virtually all cosmetic ingredients, including proteins and surfactants. Germall Plus is a white, fine, free-flowing hygroscopic powder. Not recommended for products intended to be aerosolized. Shipped with a dessicant packet to maintain product integrity.
Germall Plus is heat sensitive and should be added to the water phase or to the emulsified portion of the formulation at a temperature of 122°F (50°C) or below, during the cool down stage. Adding Germall Plus above 122°F (50°C) could result in compromising the preservative system in your product. Germall Plus is effective over a broad pH range from 3-8. It is soluble in cationic, anionic and nonionic water-soluble formulations, as well as in the emulsified portion of water-in-oil or oil-in-water emulsions. Germall Plus has been found effective at use levels between 0.05% – 0.2%. However, every cosmetic formulation should have a preservative system custom made to match its needs and should be tested to ensure proper preservation.
European Union (EU):
- Not for oral hygiene and lip care products
- Not to be used in products for children under 3 years old, except in bath products/shower gels and shampoos
- Not to be used in body lotion and body cream
US and Japan:
- Not for use in aerosols
INCI: Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
California Prop 65 Statement: The following statement is made in order to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This product is not known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Recommended Use Levels: 0.05% - 0.2%
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